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Old July 9, 2012, 01:59 PM   #21
Tom Servo
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No one can claim that that sequence satisfies the spirit of Article 1 Section 7.
Least of all a guy as smart as Justice Roberts. I'm telling you guys, he knew exactly what he was doing here, and this decision is only tangentially about the constitutionality of a law requiring health insurance.

He was walking a similar political minefield as a previous Justice by the same last name, and he did it quite deftly. As Al mentioned, he drew a line at Wickard, and he's left the primary matter open to future challenge in both the legislative and judicial branches.

I really do picture him chortling into his sleeve about this one.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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