Saturday, June 30, 2012
John Roberts' Motives
While it may be the case that Chief Justice John Roberts agreed with the Supreme Court's liberal wing in concluding that Obama's Affordable Care Act was constitutional, this should by no means lead one to conclude that he shared their reasoning - or, as some have suggested, experienced a temporary bout of insanity.
Furthermore, just because the four relatively liberal justices were most likely reading the law in a partisan light does not mean that Roberts was not being equally partisan. Indeed, throughout his tenure on the bench, Roberts has consistently bent laws into any shape whatsoever in order to help his main client - big business. And although it's arguably less transparent in the instant case, this one is no different. For more, see The Trojan Horse and the Golden Calf.