Separation of Powers

Donald F. McGahn - Kentaji Brown Jackson

The Constitution of the United States strictly segregates the power of the federal government and sets its branches in perfect equipoise—i.e., the Legislature, the Executive, and the Judiciary are entirely distinct, completely independent, and unfailingly co-equal.

Emoluments Clause

U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE I SECTION 9 … [Clause 8] No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince … Read more

McDonald v. Chicago (Alito)

McDonald v. Chicago

Cite as: 561 U. S. 3025 (2010) Opinion of the Court SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES _________________ No. 08–1521 _________________ OTIS MCDONALD, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ET AL. ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT [June 28, 2010]   JUSTICE ALITO announced … Read more

NFIB Sebelius Roberts

Roberts CJ

Cite as: 567 U. S. ____ (2012)  Opinion of ROBERTS, C. J. NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the  preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Wash – ington, D. C. 20543, of any typographical … Read more

NFIB Sebelius Ginsburg

Justice Ginsburg

Cite as: 567 U. S. ____ (2012)   Opinion of GINSBURG, J.   SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES _________________ Nos. 11–393, 11–398 and 11–400   _________________ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT   BUSINESS, ET AL ., PETITIONERS 11–393 v.   KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH   AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL .   DEPARTMENT OF … Read more

NFIB Sebelius Dissent

ObamaCare

SCALIA, KENNEDY, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ., dissenting   SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES _________________ Nos. 11–393, 11–398 and 11–400   _________________ NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT   BUSINESS, ET AL ., PETITIONERS 11–393 v.   KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH   AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL .   DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN     SERVICES, … Read more