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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

Louie13 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 11:50 AM
Roberts rewrote the law, by declaring the penalty to be a tax although it did not say it was a tax, and after Obama assured everyone various time that it was not a tax, but Judges have no authority to legislate from the bench. What he did violated his oath and his principles. He apparently was threatened. What he did was an act of cowardice. It’s disgusting. No guts. Stop making a gutless wonder who violated his principles out to be a hero. There is evidence in the written opinion that Roberts changed his vote at the last minute, by the way. See, for example, the report at: Louie

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...