Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yes, we can: Obamacare upheld

Thanks to John Roberts, my new best friend.  Good-bye to my old sweetheart Anthony Kennedy.
HERE is the opinion in National Federation of Independent Businesses v. Sebelius.

My 7-2 prediction was wrong (I thought Kennedy and Alito would fall in line behind the Chief Justice) but my prediction of the `why' was correct.  Roberts wrote:
Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.

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