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Dustin Pugel: Kentucky lives and livelihoods are on line with Supreme Court challenge to ACA

Health insurance coverage for over half a million Kentuckians, and the protections for 2 million Kentuckians with preexisting conditions, will once again be on the line when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in California v. Texas early next month. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived previous legal challenges and court rulings since its passage in 2010. However,...

Al Cross: Good, evil, McConnell and the Supreme Court

After decades of writing about politics, never have I been so eager – anxious may be a better word – for an election to be over. That thought came when I read an Oct. 20 story in the Somerset Commonwealth Journal about a Republican rally where Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, Jonathan Shell, declared, “This campaign is about good versus evil.” U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers had a similar theme:...

Richard Nelson: What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? That question is relevant

What are the qualities of a good Supreme Court Justice? The question is relevant since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the nation’s highest court last weekend. Impeccable integrity, temperament, experience, and fidelity to the Constitution are traits to look for in any judge and Coney Barrett ably demonstrates each characteristic. A member of the 7th Circuit Federal Court who’s...