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6:45 AM ET, June 29, 2012

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David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
More Hints that Roberts Switched his Vote  —  Reader Stuart Buck provides more detail as to why the dissent reads like a majority opinion (see also Deborah Pearlstein at Balkanization):  —  1. The dissent has a whole section on severability that is completely beside the point except …
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Ryan Lizza / News Desk:
Why Romney Won't Repeal Obamacare  —  Mitt Romney, speaking just before noon today, declared that on his first day in office, “I will act to repeal Obamacare.”  I think he chose his words carefully.  As President, he may indeed “act” to repeal it on Day One, but I don't believe he will actually be able to overturn the law.
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 …
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 …
Steve Benen / The Maddow Blog:
How far the four dissenters were willing to go  —  In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.  But as the political, legal, and policy world scrutinizes the details of today's ruling, it's worth pausing to appreciate just how far the four dissenters …
J. Bradford DeLong / Brad DeLong:
Did Nino Scalia Firmly Think He Had His “Constitutional Moment”, and His Majority?  —  Sure sounds like he did not search-and-replace his text to correct it when Roberts peeled off.  —  Successfully electing George W. Bush 5-4 was not enough for him.  He thought he had repealed the ACA 5-4 as well.
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Conservative Republicans Turn On Former Hero, Chief Justice John Roberts  —  Conservative Republicans used to be huge fans of Chief Justice John Roberts — until this morning.  —  Over the course of just a few hours, Republicans' warm feelings toward the Chief Justice (see the top twelve Republican songs …
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 …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
4 Reasons Why Republicans Won't Be Able To Repeal Obamacare  —  Responding to Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Congressional Republicans have scheduled a vote in the House to repeal the law and Mitt Romney pledged to undo the measure if he's elected president in November.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Economics Policies for the 21st Century:
SCOTUS Post-Mortem: What's Next?
Discussion: National Review
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
The Commerce Clause Discussion and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis (Updated)
Discussion: Hit & Run
Brad Plumer / Washington Post:
Supreme Court puts new limits on Commerce Clause. But will it matter?
Discussion: Hit & Run
Jonathan H. Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Initial Thoughts on the Health Care Ruling
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Chief Justice Roberts May Have Switched Health Care Vote at Last Minute
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Three Big Questions
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV
New York Times:
Fast and Furious Contempt Citation for Holder  —  The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for failing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena.  It was the first time in American history …
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
AG emails: Get to the bottom of Fast and Furious
Discussion: Guardian and Politico
The White House:
The Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans like you.
BuzzFeed:
People Who Say They're Moving To Canada Because Of ObamaCare  —  I'm sure they'll like the healthcare just fine there.  —  Dave Stopera  —  a half hour ago  —  763 responses
Bloomberg:
EU Leaders Ease Debt-Crisis Rules On Spain  —  Euro-area leaders agreed to relax conditions on emergency loans for Spanish banks and possible help for Italy as an outflanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave in on expanded steps to stem the debt crisis.  —  After 13 1/2 hours of talks ending …
Jerusalem Post:
PM threatens to drop Keshev C'tee if Arabs omitted  —  Yisrael Beytenu, Habayit Hayehudi quit c'tee after panel says it won't obligate Arab service; new threat of split in Kadima looms.  —  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned members of the Keshev Committee on Thursday that unless …
Discussion: Israpundit
 
 
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