On Saturday, September 26, 2020, President Donald Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A conservative justice serving for the Court of Appeals covering Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin since 2017, Judge Barrett aligns herself as more of a textualist
[T]he bottom line of the health insurance/health care market is that it was too expensive for consumers and employers before the ACA; the ACA did not do anywhere near enough to reduce the costs, or even to slow the increase in costs; and this decision does nothing to control costs, and may contribute to increasing them.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate as a Tax, Invalidates Penalty of Loss of Medicaid Funds to States That Opt out of Expansion
Most of the commentary on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, 563 U.S. ___ (2011), available here, has focused on the fact that the Court apparently took a pro-employee, anti-business position by deciding that a relatively informal complaint about the location of a time clock could be considered a…