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In call with Democratic senator, Barrett declines to discuss how she might rule on health-care law

One piece of writing getting a close look is a 2017 essay that Barrett penned for a Notre Dame Law School journal in which she argued that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who wrote the majority opinion when the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the health-care law in 2012, “pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute.”

Sen. Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.), who talked by phone with Barrett on Wednesday, said he asked her about a pair of Supreme Court decisions upholding the ACA, as well as the 2017 essay. Barrett, Coons said, repeatedly declined to speak to the specifics of a case, saying “she wouldn’t get into the details of how she might rule.”

“The ACA is not just on the docket of the Supreme Court,” Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told reporters Wednesday. “It’s on the ballot this

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Democratic super PAC targets North Texas GOP legislative hopefuls in TV ads on health care, schools

AUSTIN — Ten GOP hopefuls for Texas House in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are being pounded in attack ads that slam them on health care and schools.



a large statue in front of a building: The Democratic super PAC Forward Majority Action on Tuesday was to begin running cable TV and digital ads that rip into Republican state Reps. Angie Chen Button, Jeff Leach and Matt Sheehan on health care, while raking the efforts of Mansfield Mayor David Cook, another GOP candidate for Texas House, on behalf of an ice rink. National Democrats hope to flip the House, to stop another GOP gerrymander of U.S. House, legislative maps next year.


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The Democratic super PAC Forward Majority Action on Tuesday was to begin running cable TV and digital ads that rip into Republican state Reps. Angie Chen Button, Jeff Leach and Matt Sheehan on health care, while raking the efforts of Mansfield Mayor David Cook, another GOP candidate for Texas House, on behalf of an ice rink. National Democrats hope to flip the House, to stop another GOP gerrymander of U.S. House, legislative maps next year.

On Tuesday, the pro-Democratic super PAC Forward Majority Action Texas was to begin a barrage of cable TV and digital ads, part of a planned $2.6 million advertising buy in North Texas before the Nov. 3 election.

The ads cast

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