Obama has revolutionized presidential outreach. He is the first president to make so many active efforts to connect to young voters through different platforms. One of his most effective methods of connecting with youth and the public has been through his various comedic appearances.
It is remarkable how simple language can quickly become ambiguous, and it highlights the vital importance of well-reasoned court decisions interpreting statutes.
In many ways, the ability to confess error is the highest level of prosecutorial discretion, and a concrete example of the SG’s mandate to ensure that justice is done. It is a rare enough thing to admit fault, either in the real-life Washington, D.C., or the fictionalized version in House of Cards.
Super Tuesday columnists Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 debate the legality of Obama’s executive action on immigration reform in reference to the recent lawsuit. Cohen argues for its necessity while Bowes claims it is unconstitutional.
Whatever the Justices are thinking, the fate of Obama’s signature achievement again rests in their hands (though probably not for the last time). Oral argument will likely be heard sometime in March, with a decision expected by late June. In the meantime, Americans that depend on the subsidies for life-saving healthcare will be waiting with bated breath.
Under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, corporations are mandated to provide healthcare to their employees; one of the articles included in that mandate is the supply of contraceptives for company employees. The dispute is that the two plaintiff corporations claim exemption from the mandate on the grounds that providing the contraceptives would contradict their religious beliefs. Their case appeals to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is designed to prevent laws that “substantially burden” a person’s free exercise of religion. But this case ultimately decides whether for-profit corporations should be granted the same religious privileges and unalienable religious exercise rights as human individuals.
With the deadline for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces less than three weeks away, University-affiliated volunteers at the Pacific Free Clinic (PFC)—one of two Stanford-funded, volunteer-based local clinics—have recently focused on ensuring as many uninsured patients as possible have signed up.
In the past six years, more has been done to rectify the mental health situation in American healthcare than in the past six decades. Contrary to popular belief, the historical tragedies of mental health treatment in America—which include forced lobotomies, long-term confinement in prison-like state hospitals and a plethora of quack remedies—resulted only partly from…