News you can use

Articles written by Jesse J. Holland

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 3 of 3

  • Conservative justices question health care law


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court's conservative justices cast serious doubt Tuesday on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. Arguments at the high court focused on whether the mandate for virtually every American to have insurance "is a step beyond what our cases allow," in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy. AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren This artist rendering shows Paul Clement speaks in front of the Supreme Court i...

  • Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

    JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, accepting a case that could rival the historic Bush v. Gore ruling in shaking the political landscape. The decision to hear arguments in the spring allows plenty of time for a decision in late June, just over four months before Election Day. This sets up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. The justices announced they will hear more than five h...

  • Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

    JESSE J. HOLLAND, NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday — in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton left the question of a new trial up in the air. But he called a halt to the trial under way after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that he had ruled out — videotaped revelations that a teammate had said he'd told his wife Clemens confessed to using a drug. Walton scolded prose...