As legal scholars study the Supreme Court’s decision in the Obamacare case, more and more are concluding that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s dissenting opinion, striking down the law in its entirety, was once the majority opinion–and that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote at a late stage. If so, it would appear that the Chief Justice may have succumbed to the bullying meted out by President Barack Obama, who attacked the Court in the aftermath of oral arguments in March, when Obamacare seemed headed for certain defeat. http://alturl.com/e547p
Justice Kennedy visibly upset about decision: http://alturl.com/6grm3
If Roberts did this for media approval he is a fool. Because the very first time he rules in a way the “NYT” does not agree with, they will try to ruin him any way.
Posted: 07.02.12 @ 8:42 a.m.
That’s the Supreme Court he’s talking about. He actually said “unintelected”.
“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” Obama said.
It certainly was not passed by a “strong majority” and isn’t every law that the Supreme Court considers a law passed by a “democratically elected congress?”
I am confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld.
And again, that is not just my opinion. That is the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors and academics and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if they’re not particularly sympathetic to this piece of legislation or my presidency.
He sure is counting on people being “ignert” as Al Sharpton says.
Posted: 04.3.12 @8:29 a.m.