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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

Onesimus2 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 9:38 PM
Here's the thing I find amazing...Roberts got four liberal justices to put handcuffs on the Commerce Clause, the favored source of liberal mischief for generations. Did they do it because it was the only way to get a fifth vote for a political outcome they favored: Upholding ObamaCare?

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...