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The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of … Continue reading

Posted in Constitution, Supreme Court Tagged Eleventh Amendment, Le Roy Torres, Supreme Court, Texas

Some time the month te Supreme Court will announce their ruling on an Obamacare technicality that could outlaw the health insurance policies of over  6 million Americans. The technicality revolves around tax credit subsidies. The law states that subsidies can be given … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Congress, Constituents, Constitution, Health Care, President, Reed’s Views, Rights, Seniors, Supreme Court, Veterans Tagged King v. Burwell, Marketplace, Obamacare, Supreme Court, Tax Credit Subsidies

Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states? Probably, but only when the Supreme Court says it does. Before 1920, mostly it didn’t. It all depends on the Fourteenth Amendment which reads in part: “… nor shall any state deprive any … Continue reading

Posted in Constitution, Gun Violence, Supreme Court Tagged Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Incorporation Doctrine, Justice Thomas, SAFE Act, Second Amendment, Supreme Court

This week the Supreme Court heard arguments on the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law that denies federal benefits to legally married same sex couples. The conflict is that  DOMA defines that marriage has to be between a … Continue reading

Posted in Rights, Uncategorized Tagged Defense of Marriage Act, George W. Bush, John Boehner, Karl Rove, Republicans, Rove, Same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) became law in 1996. It says that no state is required to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state. By not recognizing an out of state same-sex marriage, DOMA eliminates basic federal benefits which … Continue reading

Posted in Constitution, Supreme Court Tagged Defense of Marriage Act, Supreme Court

Last Saturday, our Congressman, Rep. Tom Reed went to four Town Hall meeting in the district (Corning, Watkins Glen, Penn Yan and Phelps) and told those who attended that he did not support federal changes to gun laws. To him, … Continue reading

Posted in Constituents, Uncategorized Tagged CNN Poll, Freedom of speech, Gun Control, Supreme Court, Tom Reed

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