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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

bud199 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 2:48 PM
Dream on.. This ruling can be used to support bad laws forever becaue it is on the books. That is until we can get a conservative chief justice that follows the constitution. Roberts is not it.

John Roberts is not a “traitor to his philosophy.” He is not a liberal. He is, above all else, a very strict originalist, and the Chief Justice of a Court that is acutely aware – and wary – of its role in politics. Understand that his opinion, though certainly not ideal for the Right, contains more good news for conservatives in its pages than it does on its face.

So let’s take a look at his surprising opinion – the controlling opinion, as it’s called, which sets precedent and “say[s] what the law is,” as Marshall said so long...