Thursday, June 28, 2012

best possible worst outcome

Obamacare's individual mandate was upheld as a tax and the whole law was upheld. Didn't see that coming. Apparently, the justices opined that the Commerce Clause did not permit the mandate, though. Conservatives won the larger argument, but lost on a technicality. I suppose this ruling is the best possible worst outcome.

My biggest fear, however, is that conservatives lost Chief Justice Roberts. Sounds as if he could be the latest in a long line of GOP court appointees to "grow" in office. Shame.