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Damning with faint praise? Roberts’ declaration that the individual mandate is a tax, despite its effect, is a clear-headed, logical application of the sprit of the law, so far as it was written. The free speech pretense is undressed by this latest Roberts’ similarly non-partisan, level-headed ruling. (I don’t like the sandwich analogy though.)

Anticipating in advance that the 5–4 majority will automatically result in the abridgment of laws and rights is premature, and I think in opposition to many of the recent developments that have happened with an 8 justice court.

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