In the mega-blockbuster Supreme Court decision of our time, conservative operator Chief Justice John Roberts switched sides and joined with the Court’s four liberals to save Obamacare in a 5-4 victory for the controversial health care reform law.
In his dissent, Justice Kennedy wrote: “In our view, the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.” So there were four votes to burn the entire thing to the ground.
Roberts characterized the requirement to purchase insurance or pay a penalty (the Individual Mandate) as being supported by Congress’s power to tax, rather than by the Commerce Clause.
The question everyone will be asking is WHY did Roberts “switch sides”? This went against my prediction, and I cannot yet fathom it.