William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Monday October 19, 2020 at 5:05 PM PDT
Pundits and Democratic strategists considered advising Democratic senators to boycott the confirmation hearings as a means of protesting the nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. I never thought for a second a boycott would happen and it did not. Hams at heart, the senators could not turn down an opportunity to grandstand...Read More »
| Monday December 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM PST
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson’s ruling today affirms that there are limits to Congress’s powers under the Commerce Clause. Congress’s attempt to force Americans to participate in the market for health insurance is a bridge too far under current precedent. Judge Hudson rightly recognized that requiring Americans to participate in commerce to is...Read More »
| Wednesday December 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM PST
Yesterday, Judge Norman K. Moon in Liberty University v. Geithner, upheld Obamacare’s controversial provision requiring Americans to purchase health insurance. This provision is based on Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce Judge Moon held that “there is a rational basis for Congress to conclude that individuals’ decisions about how and when to pay for...Read More »