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Jason Mercier, Director, Center for Government Reform, July, 2012
"The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part."
With these words, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts, in a 5-4 decision, removed the policy fate of the federal health care law from the hands of judges and placed it squarely in the lap of voters this fall to decide what happens next.
Depending on your perspective, Roberts’ decision was either an example of judicial restraint or, as the four Supreme Court Justices that dissented wrote, "carries verbal wizardry too far, deep into the forbidden land of the sophists."