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« on: June 28, 2012, 09:19:16 am »
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From the BBC and anywhere else on the internet:

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The US Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate at the heart of President Obama's healthcare law as constitutional.

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"The individual mandate survives as a tax" and "The mandate is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court".
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 09:24:46 am »
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From Ezra Klein's twitter  feed.

Wow. So Kennedy voted with conservatives, Roberts with liberals. Umpire, indeed.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 09:37:18 am »
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No, I can't have Kennedy as a loser on an important vote. My main premise that the court is arbitrary, random and capricious hinges on the fact that whatever Kennedy wants he gets.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2012, 10:21:26 am »
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Wasn't expecting that at all.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012, 10:34:24 am »
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According to the majority the act successfully framed the penalty for uninsured individuals as a tax based on one's income. They then cited cases to support their contention that the failure of Congress to call it a tax was no reason for the Court to not call it what it really is.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012, 11:40:18 am »
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2012, 11:57:13 am »
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I'm pleasantly surprised. Even more shocked that it was Roberts who swung it.
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2012, 05:11:41 pm »
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I'm withholding my opinions until I read through it.  Which could take a while.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2012, 05:19:11 pm »
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I'm withholding my opinions until I read through it.  Which could take a while.

I'm on tenterhooks.
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