The Supreme Court will decide this term (maybe) the fate of the Afforable Care Act (ACA) a.k.a Obamacare once again. In California v. Texas, one of the questions presented is whether reducing the amount specified in Section 5000A(c) to zero rendered the minimum-coverage provision unconstitutional. This is amount is the one considered to be a tax more than a penalty and because there is no tax, hence, the there is no condition precedent to justify the constitutionality of the mandate to acquire health insurances as held by the Supreme Court in NFIB v. Sebelius .

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It is plausible to make…


Back in June, the Supreme Court issued its anticipated ruling on June Medical Services v. Russo. The case centered around the admitting privileges of doctors that provide abortions. Hospital admitting privileges are the rights granted to a doctor allowing them to admit patients into a hospital. The Court, under the factual findings of the District Court and the relevant precedent, found that the admitting privilege requirement serves no purpose at all in terms of benefits for women. It held that a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges was unconstitutional.

This case is almost identical to Whole Woman’s…


The relationship between government funding and free exercise of religion is back at the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) after 2017 Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer. In Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue (2020), petitioners brought a challenge to a state program that assisted with school tuition to beneficiaries of tax credit for their children to attend to a school of their parents’ choosing. But, under the State of Montana Constitution (Art. X, Se. 6(1)), there is a non-aid provision that prohibits government aid to any school controlled in whole or in part by any church, sect…


Mary Harrsch (2009)
Mary Harrsch (2009)
The First Triumvirate of the Roman Republic (L to R) Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gaius Julius Caesar. This composite was created using individual images available on Wikimedia Commons provided by Carole Raddato (Pompey the Great at the Venice Museo Archeologico Nazionale), Gautier Poupeau (Marcus Licinius Crassus at The Louvre in Paris, France), and the Museo Pio Clementino of the Roma Musei Vaticani (Gaius Julius Caesar). Mary Harrsch (2009)

Existe una propuesta adicional de llegar el 16 de agosto y exista una vacancia de los poderes públicos electivos. Se propone que si para el 16 de agosto no se han celebrado elecciones, entonces, bajo un consenso político deberá establecerse un interinato o triunvirato como salida a la crisis institucional. Esta idea plantea graves dificultades tanto conceptuales e históricas para el conflicto institucional, de hecho, recurrir a este órgano sería acelerar el paso a una crisis constitucional que culminaría con la supresión o destrucción de la Constitución.

Comúnmente, la del triunvirato es la idea de un gobierno de tres personas…


La virtud cívica: eres mi responsabilidad, como yo soy la tuya

No estábamos listos. El COVID-19 llegó y, al momento de tocar nuestra puerta, nos agarró desprevenidos. No conoce fronteras, razas, condición social, religión, género, orientación sexual , ni otras condiciones personales. La ansiedad y la incertidumbre están acá, pero, a la vez un brote de optimismo nos mantiene en píe, como bien han señalado un informe de Tomas Pueyo y un estudio del Imperial College.

Ahora bien, como esto es algo que nos importa a todos solo unidos como un todo podemos llegar al amanecer. …

Amaury A. Reyes-Torres

SCOTUS enthusiast and watcher. Lecturer in Constitutional and Comparative Constitutional Law; Legal Theory @ UNIBE & PUCMM-CSTA, Dom. Rep. Fordham Law Alumni.

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