The Supreme Court Weighs the Implications of Big Data

Last week the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether police violated the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure by tracking suspected drug dealer Antoine Jones 24 hours a day for four weeks in 2004, collecting data even after their search warrant expired. Jones’ lawyer argued the government should have …

SCOTUS To Hear Obamacare Before Election

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert (PDF) this morning in three cases challenging several key elements of President Barack Obama’s health-care reform law: whether Congress can force Americans to purchase health care; whether all or part of the rest of the law is constitutional if that one provision is not; whether the penalty for not …

Fourth Circuit Dismisses Health Reform Challenges as Premature

The legal battle over President Obama’s 2010 health care overhaul has been a messy affair. With two prior rulings at the appellate level, one upholding the Affordable Care Act and another ruling against it on Commerce Clause grounds, Thursday’s opinions delivered by the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, dismissed challenges from …

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