Author Archives: John Eastman

Roberts sold out; Obamacare is up to voters now

There is much more to say about this morning’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) as a tax, but here’s a quick summary:

Chief Justice Roberts, joined by Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, held that the individual mandate was not a valid exercise of the Commerce Clause powers of Congress, or of the Necessary & Properly clause, which simply authorizes methods to pursue valid commerce clause powers. Continue reading