Tag: John Roberts
Roberts Was Influenced by the “Greenhouse Effect”

There has been all sorts of speculation on the web about whether or when Chief Justice Roberts switched his vote to join the liberals in upholding the mandate.  Jan Crawford of Face the Nation has a good article on the switch based on some insider sources.  It does seem to indicate that Roberts cared about…
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Limits on the taxing power?

Calling the individual mandate a “tax” within the power of Congress is unsettling.  Roberts noted this himself in his opinion: If it is troubling to interpret the Commerce Clause as authorizing Congress to regulate those who abstain from commerce, perhaps it should be similarly troubling to permit Congress to impose a tax for not…
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