Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Roberts Long Game -UPDATED

Erick Erickson makes the case for not being down on Roberts and notes this interesting point:


Roberts has curtailed the commerce clause as an avenue for Congressional overreach. In so doing, he has affirmed the Democrats are massive taxers. In fact, I would argue that this may prevent future mandates in that no one is going to go around campaigning on new massive tax increases. On the upside, I guess we can tax the hell out of abortion now.


UPDATE
Thomas Crown with a differing opinion

It’s to say that the Chief, who made the protection of the Court’s institutional image and entirely persuasive power his foremost goal, has gutted the limitation on enumerated powers to achieve that goal.
The result is awful. The process is worse.

UPDATE
Read the decision for yourself:

UPDATE
The Anchoress ponders whether "Roberts just gave Obama the Bird?" Lots of links.

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