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Obama could alter stance of federal appeals courts

A second term for President Barack Obama would allow him to expand his replacement of Republican-appointed majorities with Democratic ones on the nation's appeals courts, the final stop for almost all challenged federal court rulings.

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Who will be the next US Supreme Court justice?

If President Barack Obama is able to do again what few other presidents have – appoint a justice to the U.S. Supreme Court – chances are he will turn to a candidate who will have an even easier time winning confirmation than the president’s first two picks: D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland.

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Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law’s requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District ...

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Election-year ruling looms for health overhaul

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul appears headed for a Supreme Court ruling as the presidential election season hits full stride in the coming year. The health care law affecting virtually every American is sure to figure prominently in President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election. Republican contenders are already assailing it ...

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Man who hoped to kill Obama appears in Madison court

DIRK LAMMERS Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A convicted felon charged with killing a 75-year-old South Dakota hospice nurse so he could steal her car and drive to Washington, D.C., described the woman during a TV interview as “collateral damage” in what he envisioned as a scheme to kill President Barack Obama. James McVay, 41, is charged ...

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Wisconsin proceeding with health care law

By Scott Bauer Associated Press Madison (AP) – Implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law has not stopped in Wisconsin, even though Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declared the law dead. His comments came after a federal judge ruled in favor of Wisconsin and 25 other states’ challenge to the law. “For Wisconsin, the federal health care law ...

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