Judge Henry Hudson’s recent decision in Virginia v. Sebelius rejected the notion that Obamacare’s individual mandate is constitutionally justified as either a regulation of interstate commerce or a tax for the general welfare.
First we will examine the individual mandate as a regulation of interstate commerce, but some basic background of Commerce Clause jurisprudence is in [...]
The good news is that proponents of limited government are fired up and fighting for freedom. Obama’s statist proposals on everything from health care to taxes have reinvigorated the leave-us-alone coalition. The bad news is that this rebirth of activism is not stopping the march to collectivism. The burden of government is much larger today [...]