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.


Patrick J. Vaz said...

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

Lisa Hirsch said...

No, but I will. :)

Further ruminations later!

Elaine Fine said...

Thanks for this link, Lisa.