Sunday, July 1, 2012

Most Viewed Posts in June 2012

By page views, here are the most popular In General Counsel posts of the month:

Courtroom Suicide: Arsonist Dies After Guilty Verdict

Remembers those cyanide pills in the old James Bond movies? Maybe prominent Phoenix businessman Michael Marin had that in mind.

An investigation is underway, but authorities suspect that he may have swallowed some kind of poison immediately after being found guilty for torching the mansion that he apparently could no longer afford.

Here is the disturbing raw footage followed by a news report from locale TV:

Judge Rules Against Justice Department in Florida Voter Purge Case

How about some good news: Lost in all the Supreme Court news perhaps is that federal-government-run voter fraud suffered a setback this week at in a lower court:
A judge on Wednesday rejected the federal government’s attempt to block Florida’s voter purge of non-U.S. citizens, partly because the purge has been suspended.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said federal laws that prohibit the systematic removal of voters close to an election do not refer to noncitizens. He also accepted the state’s claim that its purging efforts are over for now.
The ruling came as part of a request by the U.S. Department of Justice, which sought a retraining order stopping the purge efforts...
“Leaving ineligible voters on the list is not a solution. Noncitizens should not be voting,” the judge said. “People need to know we are running an honest election.”
Hinkle is a Clinton appointee.

Thinking About That Supreme Court ObamaCare Decision Sure is Taxing

It was bad enough that the Miami Heat won the NBA championship, and now the bureaucratic monstrosity known as ObamaCare is the law of the land. Could anything be more depressing or disillusioning or disheartening?

We haven't blogged about it up until know because we kept hoping that there would be a follow-up announcement from the Supreme Court to the effect that "hey, we were just messing with you, America...of course ObamaCare is unconstitutional and null and void." But it is not to be.

Although ruling that the law imposing socialized medicine on the U.S.was unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, Chief Justice Roberts inexplicably upheld the law by a 5-4 vote based on Congress' taxing powers in the decision released on Thursday morning.

Up until the Arizona immigration law decision, Roberts was in general doing a fine job on the court, but here he let American down in a massive way.

Regardless of all the hype, despite the Obama administration's empty promises, virtually everyone's insurance premiums will go up along with their taxes. And, government-run healthcare means government-rationed healthcare, which leads to, yes, death panels.