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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The ACA Stands

By 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts in the majority.

Still waiting for details, since the Times headline says "largely," but it sounds as though the mandate will stand. I am crying from relief - I was sure it would be struck down. I am also amused that Roberts quoted Ben Franklin on death & taxes.

Evidently the basis they picked for upholding the law is that the penalty is through the tax system.

While you're at it, read Nicholas Kristof's column about the presidential candidates.

3 comments:

Patrick J. Vaz said...

Did you see Robert Reich's article yesterday, predicting the outcome?

http://www.salon.com/2012/06/27/why_the_court_will_uphold_obamacare/

Lisa Hirsch said...

No, but I will. :)

Further ruminations later!

Elaine Fine said...

Thanks for this link, Lisa.