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7:20 PM ET, June 28, 2012

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Jake Sherman / Politico:
Pence likens health care ruling to 9/11  —  In a closed door House GOP meeting Thursday, Indiana congressman and gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence likened the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Democratic health care law to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to several sources present.
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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Was the Dissent Originally a Majority Opinion?  —  The four-Justice dissent, at least on first quick perusal, reads like it was originally written as a majority opinion, [something Larry Solum also noticed] (for example, he refers to Justice Ginsburg's opinion as “The dissent") [update …
Tom Scocca / Slate:
Obama Wins the Battle, Roberts Wins the War  —  The chief justice's canny move to uphold the Affordable Care Act while gutting the Commerce Clause.  —  There were two battles being fought in the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act.  Chief Justice John Roberts—and Justice Anthony Kennedy …
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage  —  “Embarrassing.”  “F**king humiliating.”  “Shameful.”  A veteran producer jumps the gun, a young correspondent goes too far, and the network's crisis deepens.  —  News staffers at the cable network CNN, long the gold standard in television news …
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Repeal Is a Fantasy  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012.  (Charles Dharapak / AP Photo)  —  The Republican Plan B is to repeal Obamacare on Day 1 of a Romney presidency.  —  Good luck with that.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Don't call it a mandate — it's a tax (UPDATED)  —  UPDATED to 12:50 p.m. For those reading the opinions, the key section on the mandate is in Roberts' opinion, from pp.  33-44.  That clearly has five votes behind it.  —  Salvaging the idea that Congress did have the power to try …
Tim Mak / Politico:
Blog chatter: Impeach Roberts  —  Furious conservative activists lashed out Thursday in the blogosphere at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for siding with the left and upholding the individual mandate in “Obamacare,” with some even calling for his impeachment.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The political genius of John Roberts  —  After Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes deftly beat back Franklin Delano Roosevelt's court-packing proposal, FDR said, with grudging admiration, that Hughes was the best politician in the country.  “That was hardly the way Hughes would have chosen to be remembered …
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
I'm Not Down on John Roberts  —  Having gone through the opinion, I am not going to beat up on John Roberts.  I am disappointed, but I want to make a few points.  —  First, I get the strong sense from a few anecdotal stories about Roberts over the past few months and the way he has written …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Health care ruling: Individual mandate upheld by Supreme Court  —  The Supreme Court upheld most of President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, ruling that Congress did not overstep its power by requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance.  —  Chief Justice John Roberts joined …
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Evidence that the Votes Shifted After Conference (Initial Vote to Declare Mandate Unconstitutional)  —  After a preliminary read of the opinions in the Health Care Cases (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sibelius), there seems to be substantial evidence that the initial vote …
Eric Kleefeld / Livewire:
DeMint: ‘Obamacare’ Still Unconstitutional — States Should Refuse To Implement It  —  Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) called on states to outright refuse to implement health care reform in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the law — which would amount to nullification by states.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV  —  President Obama was just outside the Oval Office Thursday morning when he got the news — erroneous, as it turned out — that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in his signature health care law, deeming it unconstitutional.
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
John Roberts Saves Us All
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Republicans Turn On Former Hero, Chief Justice John Roberts
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
What Did SCOTUS Just Do?  —  Was today's Supreme Court Obamacare …
New York Times:
Victory for Obama, but Ruling Limits Medicaid Provision
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
How far the four dissenters were willing to go
Scott Wong / Politico:
Rand Paul: ‘Obamacare’ is still unconstitutional
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Three Big Questions
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Rand Paul: Just Because SCOTUS Says It's Constitutional, 'Doesn't Make It So'
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Fox News Releases Statement After Initially Reporting Individual Mandate Was ‘Gone’
Discussion: Poynter and Little Green Footballs
Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News:
House charges Holder with contempt of Congress  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress Thursday for failing to provide documents relating to the Fast and Furious gunwalking program.
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Holder decries ‘political’ vote, vows to go back to work
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Fast and Furious Contempt Citation for Holder
Alan Silverleib / CNN:
Democrats walk out as House votes to find Holder in contempt of Congress
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare  —  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, head of the Republican Governors Association, said states should wait until the election before implementing Obamacare in hopes Mitt Romney will win and kill the reforms.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)  —  Washington Secrets
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Weasel Zippers
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Mj Lee / Politico:
Rubio: IRS to ‘come after’ uninsured
Discussion: CNN
Tom Gantert / Michigan Capitol Confidential:
Former GOP Spokesman: ‘Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?’  —  Lansing attorney does not like Supreme Court Obamacare ruling  —  The former spokesman for the Michigan Republican Party sent out an email that questioned whether armed rebellion was justified over the Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare.
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Obama threatens to veto defense appropriations bill  —  The House's defense appropriations bill on Thursday joined the list of spending bills that the White House has threatened to veto over the caps in the Budget Control Act (BCA).  —  The Obama administration said Thursday that it would recommend …
 
 
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