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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

Denise96 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 11:17 PM
As Roberts stated I paraphrase it is not their (SCOTUS') job to protect us from politcsl implications or effects of the legislation simply decide whether it is cinstiutiojal. In regards to why I have no idea why he choose this argument. I fell out of my chair when I heard. I thought for sure if any one of the 5 more conservative justices would rule in favor it would be Kennedy that we would be skewering not Roberts.

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...