Saturday, June 30, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling Redux

Liberals are thrilled that the Roberts Court upheld ObamaCare, even if it took a Roberts rewrite of the law to substitute tax for penalty.

Conservatives, trying their best to put a good face on a stinging defeat, praised the Roberts Court for limiting the reach of the Commerce Clause to justify a penalty for refusing to buy a product or service.

Until, that is, a second-term President Obama or future Republican president appoints another liberal judge or an ostensibly conservative judge who, later voting with liberals, decides it is constitutional to extend the reach of the Commerce Clause beyond the boundary contained in this ruling.

Think it can't happen?