On Tuesday, November 10, the case of California v. Texas (2020) regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act headed to the Supreme Court, where they heard oral arguments from both sides of the aisle.
Despite the country engulfed in a pandemic, Republican officials followed suit with the elimination of the ACA, threatening over 20 million insured Americans and over 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
With one of the largest threats to healthcare currently in court, it is important to know about its past court rulings.
Passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or otherwise known as Obamacare…
The very idea is simple: children are less susceptible to the virus and thus reopening schools won’t pose a risk to them compared to people with pre-existing conditions.
With that logic, what could go wrong? Well, actually, quite a bit can.
Despite having social distance measures, mandatory mask-wearing, hybrid models, and even in-person instruction, since the beginning of the school year, coronavirus cases among children have increased by nearly 90% across the country.
The New York Times recently reported a survey of 750 colleges and universities where in total, they’ve acquired over 26,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 64 deaths since…
As election day approaches, the President is clearly not in the best spot. Current polls show Biden ahead of Trump and although polls are never exactly right, it sure is worrying to the current President and his efforts for re-election.
President Trump tweeted today claiming that the election “will be a great embarrassment to the USA” and that we should “[d]elay the Election until people can properly, securely, and safely vote.”
Now, with threats to postpone the election, the legal authority to do so is in question.
Imagine this: the world is suffering from one of the worst viruses in modern history, spreading from country to country, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands of people.
Now, in the same country and the same state at the forefront of the virus, a county that has the third-highest coronavirus cases in the state — a number higher than over 150 countries and oversea territories (as of July 29, 2020) — is calling to return to schools without masks or social distancing measures in place. …
Michael Flynn was a retired Lieutenant General who held two intelligence posts. He was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and served as the National Security Advisor to the United States President, Donald Trump.
Regarding his first post, when a government official serves or has served in a position where they handle sensitive information, they are required to disclose all contacts with foreigners to the federal government. This is where his history gets skeptical.
From the History of Vaccines, the vaccine development process is long and arduous. A typical vaccine will take, on average, 10–15 years (with the shortest time being 4 years) to develop, test, manufacture, and distribute for public usage.
However, countries worldwide have stated an optimistic timeline where a fully functional vaccine could be available to the public in approximately 12–18 months. With this speed, there are bound to be many mishaps and errors — also due to the fact that the coronavirus is relatively new.
In any department or agency appointed by the President, it is subject to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 where any appointed head can be replaced by another individual who will serve as the “acting” head of that branch during an interim period until another Senate-approved appointee can be put in place.
Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, the “first assistant to the office” becomes the acting officer by default. …
Across the United States, 17 states are fully reopened, 8 are in the process of reopening, 13 have paused reopenings, and 9 have reversed their reopening plans due to recent spikes. Looking now, we see that reopening too early has caused multiple states to spike in coronavirus cases, but the Trump administration has made it clear that they want public schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall to provide in-person instruction.
On July 22, President Trump announced that he will be sending federal law enforcement into cities where violent crime has surfaced and spiked.
“Today I’m announcing a surge of federal law enforcement into American communities plagued by violent crime. We’ll work every single day to restore public safety,” President Trump stated at a news conference.
The federal government has stated that the deployment of such forces is legal under the premise that they are there to protect federal property and to enforce federal laws. …
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