A UNO political scientist says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the so-called Affordable Care Act is a legal victory for President Obama’s administration.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts joined in the majority supporting the law. UNO political science professor Carson Holloway says he was surprised that Chief Justice Roberts was the deciding vote.
On Monday the US Supreme Court threw out three of the four sections of Arizona’s state-level immigration policy.
Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrant Program, says the 4th section, which requires police to check the citizenship status for any person lawfully stopped, detained or arrested, is still subject to civil rights questions that are coming up through the courts.
A UNO political scientist expects further challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s split ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned three parts of that law. Justices kept a provision allowing police to check a person’s status during a separate violation if they suspect the person is an illegal immigrant.
When Douglas County began its redistricting process, the election commission had a meeting with 25 people from the community who had concerns over the changes. Dave Phipps, Douglas County Election Commissioner, says the Omaha Community Coalition was formed from that initial group. Phipps has met with the coalition three times. He says the first meeting was a get to know you session to find out their thoughts and concerns.
John Ewing has won the democratic nomination for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating Gwen Howard.
Ewing is the Douglas County Treasurer and a former Omaha police officer who entered the race last summer.
I caught up with Ewing during his celebration and he says he’s excited to win the nomination and gives a lot of credit to his hard working staff. But he says championship teams don’t celebrate during half time.