- Obamacare - There are two clauses to this health care bill: individual mandate and medicaid. The individual mandate clause requires everyone to have health insure or they have to pay the IRS. Obama wanted to expand medicaid based on age and amount of income. Justices have been misbehaving about this bill and making political claims about the Obama administration for months; most of the justices are on the conservative spectrum. Obamacare doesn't violate the anti-injunction act because it is not a tax.
- Gibbons v. Ogden - The New York legislature passed a law giving a monopoly on steamship travel in New York to a group of investors. A man named Gibbons wanted to use the steamship and was given federal permission to do so, but then New York died him access. The constitution had a commerce clause that allowed the federal government to regulate commerce. The Supreme Court extended this law so that the federal government could have more power over the state when the laws conflicted.
- Missouri v. Holland - In 1916, the United States and Great Britain signed a Migratory Bird Act to preserve migratory birds that were considered important and could fight off harmful insects. Missouri wanted to prevent this act and said the treaty went against their 10th amendment rights because they didn't want to preserve the birds.
- INS v. Chadha - The INS Act authorized the INS to suspend deportation of aliens that continually resided in the in United States for more than seven years. A man named Chadha traveled to Ohio as an exchange student but his student visa expired and the INS tried to deport him. Congress sought for a reverse of Chadha's case, and he won and is currently a citizen that resides in California.
- Heart Atlanta Motel Case - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned racial discrimination in public places. Heart of Atlanta motel refused to rent rooms to black persons and the owner filed a suit claiming his 5th and 13th amendment rights were being violated. The United States fought back and countered this act. The district court ruled in favor of the United States.
- United States v. Nixon - Five days before President Nixon was re-elected, a group of men from Nixon's administration broke into the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, and it was discovered they had bugged the headquarters before. President Nixon was accused of administering the break-in and was found to have several tapes that had recordings of his meetings in the White House. The special prosecutor asked Nixon to turn over the tapes, and he refused because he claimed presidential immunity. He later turned in edited versions but was forced to turn in the original copies, even though eighteen minutes had been erased from then. An impeachment began to take place but Nixon resigned two weeks later.
- Clinton v. New York - The Line Item Veto Act assured the president to cancel certain provisions of appropriations bills, among other concepts. President Clinton used this yet canceled the Balanced Budget Act and the Taxpayer Relief Act. The Line Item Veto Act was then called unconstitutional.
|My peach juice and bag containing a large burrito from Chipotle|
After our meeting, I had dinner with our cohort, Rowland, and our new friend Brittany! We had great fun, and now I am spending time in Morvarid's suite. Aurea and Rowland are very into the NBA draft, which I am attempting to understand. Tomorrow is the Maroon 5 concert and I'm very excited and about to make posters!
I'd like to share these two images: my roommate speaks and writes Arabic. She wrote my sister and my name's on pieces of paper! She is fantastic.
|My name in English and then Arabic|
|My sister's name in English and then Arabic|