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  • Play Movie Robert Alt on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare on FBN Video Recorded on June 28, 2012 Robert Alt on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare on FBN

    Robert Alt on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare on FBN…

  • Play Movie Robert Alt on Fracking on YNN Video Recorded on April 11, 2012 Robert Alt on Fracking on YNN

    Robert Alt discussed the legal issues regarding fracking on Your News Now.…

  • Backgrounder posted March 22, 2012 by Robert Alt, Edmund F. Haislmaier The Obamacare Challenge: The Questions Before the Supreme Court and Their Portents for Congress

    Abstract: Next week, the Supreme Court will hear challenges to Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) centered on the constitutionality of the legislation’s individual mandate and Medicaid expansion. From a legal perspective, the Court’s decision will serve as a significant precedent with respect to what limits, if any, still apply to…

  • Play Movie Robert Alt on the Obamacare Ruling on FNC Video Recorded on August 12, 2011 Robert Alt on the Obamacare Ruling on FNC

    Robert Alt discusses the Obamacare ruling.…

  • Testimony posted July 21, 2011 by Robert Alt Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court’s Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior

    Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary June 29, 2011 My name is Robert Alt. I am the Deputy Director and Senior Legal Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.[1] Thank you, Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley, for inviting me to testify at this hearing on the topic of…

  • PODCAST: Kathryn Nix and Robert Alt on Obamacare on Trial Audio Recorded on March 8, 2011 PODCAST: Kathryn Nix and Robert Alt on Obamacare on Trial

    In this week's Heritage in Focus podcast, Kathryn Nix and Robert Alt discuss state challenges to the implementation of Obamacare. David Weinberger hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes. To listen to more Heritage in Focus podcasts, return to the Podcast page.…

  • Commentary posted December 17, 2010 by Robert Alt You Might Be Committing a Federal Crime

    Here's one proposition not up for partisan debate: America is woefully overcriminalized, and the criminal law is woefully overfederalized.Today there are nearly 4,500 federal criminal laws on the books, and most of them have been added in just the last few decades.A groundbreaking, nonpartisan study conducted this year by the National Association of Criminal Defense…

  • Commentary posted August 6, 2010 by Robert Alt, Deborah O'Malley Now Well See What Kagan Really Thinks About Issues

    On Thursday the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Given her hostility to certain enumerated constitutional rights and her penchant for using foreign laws to rule on U.S. constitutional law, there is good reason to think she'll be well out of the mainstream as a justice. During her hearing, Kagan refused to state her views of the Second…

  • Commentary posted August 5, 2010 by Robert Alt Kagan's Red Flags

    Senators will vote soon on whether to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Her record is unusually slim for a Supreme Court nominee, and her confirmation hearings revealed little more about her approach to the law.Yet there are red flags in her record. Kagan has demonstrated a disregard for those laws and constitutional rights she disagrees with, from the Solomon…

  • Testimony posted August 4, 2010 by Robert Alt Elena Kagan Nomination Hearings: Judicial Activism and Pro-Corporatism

    Testimony before the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate July 1, 2010 Hearing on the Nomination of Elena Kagan To be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court My name is Robert Alt. I am a Senior Legal Fellow in and Deputy Director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in…

  • Commentary posted July 30, 2010 by Robert Alt Kagan's Red Flags

    Senators will vote soon on whether to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Her record is unusually slim for a Supreme Court nominee, and her confirmation hearings revealed little more about her approach to the law. Yet there are red flags in her record. Kagan has demonstrated a disregard for those laws and constitutional rights she disagrees with, from the…

  • Commentary posted July 30, 2010 by Robert Alt, Deborah O'Malley Kagan's Red Flags

    Senators will vote soon on whether to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Her record is unusually slim for a Supreme Court nominee, and her confirmation hearings revealed little more about her approach to the law. Yet there are red flags in her record. Kagan has demonstrated a disregard for those laws and constitutional rights she disagrees with, from the…

  • WebMemo posted June 25, 2010 by Robert Alt Key Questions for Elena Kagan

    Before being confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagan must first be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. But before Kagan can be confirmed to this lifetime appointment, she has to answer questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kagan comes to the committee with one of the thinnest records of any Supreme Court nominee in recent history. She has no…

  • Legal Memorandum posted June 15, 2010 by Robert Alt, Hans A. von Spakovsky The Liberal Mythology of an “Activist” Court: Citizens United and Ledbetter

    Abstract: Liberals are currently engaged in a concerted effort to redefine judicial activism. Rather than accepting the true definition of judicial activism—when a judge applies his or her own policy preferences to uphold a statute or other government action which is clearly forbidden by the Constitution—liberals now apply the term anytime a statute is struck…

  • Commentary posted June 8, 2010 by Brian W. Walsh, Robert Alt Obama’s Gulf Fix

    As oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, what the region needs most is the nation’s best experts to plug the well and clean up the mess. It doesn’t need Justice Department prosecutors threatening criminal charges. Yet that’s exactly what it’s getting. The Obama administration has launched a criminal investigation and may prosecute BP and others for their roles…