Topic: Ilya Shapiro
No Republicans on the Senate Judiciary subcommittee attended the hearing, which heard testimony from lawmakers opposed to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and constitutional scholars.
A federal appeals court rejects the individual mandate, the crux of Obama's health-care reform. With another appeals court having already upheld the law, a Supreme Court showdown is far more likely.
Judge Roger Vinson has agreed to stay his January ruling that Obama's health-care reform law is unconstitutional – but only if the administration fast-tracks an appeal, possibly directly to the Supreme Court.
GOP senators should probe her views on key Supreme Court decisions.