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BREAKING: Obamacare Upheld, 5-4 Decision as Roberts Sides with Liberals

purple_persuader Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 12:42 PM
IAdmit, I don't need to, I know what the powers granted under the USC were, this act contains none of them. Further, the taxing power was limited to the enumerated, which this act falls outside of.

The verdict is in, and it's a major disappointment to Obamacare opponents.  CNN initially reported that the individual mandate had been struck down under the Commerce Clause, then corrected its reporting: Obamacare has been upheld as a tax.  It looks like Obamacare's Medicaid expansion has been limited, but not struck down.  Chief Justice Roberts has reportedly joined the Left flank of the Court, authoring the decision (the key bits are on pages 31, 32). 

Confirmed:  The decision was 5-4, with Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito dissenting. According to SCOTUS blog, the four dissenters were prepared to strike...

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