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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

melhas5 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 12:00 PM
Fine, he rule it a tax. He should have then ruled it an unconstitutional tax because the act didn't originate in the House as required by Article 1 Section 7.
Reality7 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 3:48 PM
He changed the wording of the statute in order to declare it Constitutional. Next time He can change the wording of a statute to declare it UnConstitutional.

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...