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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

katepatate Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:42 PM
I'm really getting tired of the court making decisions that really aren't. The best thing they could have done was throw out the whole healthcare bill and have congress begin again if they so choose. Now we are in limbo wondering are we going to be fined if we don't have heath insurance. Will we be able to keep our own doctor?Is this a tax? Roberts calls it that. Did not Obama say he would not tax us for healthcare? It's a lousy law just like Roe V Wade was and our country will again be split in half again. I'm still wondering why I should pay for someone else's healthcare. Does this mean I no longer am or am I paying more?

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...