Health Care and Commerce

How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the narrow “buying and selling” definition of…

The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual mandate: Requiring…