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11:40 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Monkey Cage
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 …
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.
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.
Timothy Dalrymple / Philosophical Fragments:
Five Possible Silver Linings in the Obamacare Decision  —  I have not been as overwhelmed with grief at the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act as some of my fellow conservatives.  I was wondering whether I was just being naive, but since I just listened in person to a talk from Paul Clement …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law  —  The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate today on a 5-4 vote.  The decisive opinion by Justice Roberts reasons that the mandate was not authorized by commerce clause, but instead upheld the mandate as a tax.
Discussion: Althouse, News Desk, Slate and ABCNEWS
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Don't call it a mandate — it's a tax (UPDATED)
Geneva Sands / The Hill:
Hillary Clinton: ‘Obviously quite excited’ about court ruling
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
More Hints that Roberts Switched his Vote
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
The Commerce Clause Discussion and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis (Updated)
Discussion: Hit & Run
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Victory for Obama, but Ruling Limits Medicaid Provision
Economics Policies for the 21st Century:
SCOTUS Post-Mortem: What's Next?
Discussion: National Review
Tejinder Singh / SCOTUSblog:
Sometimes labels matter: Why the Anti-Injunction Act didn't preclude judicial consideration of the individual mandate
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Daily Caller
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
Three Big Questions
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Health care ruling: Individual mandate upheld by Supreme Court
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Chief Justice Roberts May Have Switched Health Care Vote at Last Minute
Discussion: Hullabaloo and DISSENTING JUSTICE
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.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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New York Times:
Fast and Furious Contempt Citation for Holder
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
AG emails: Get to the bottom of Fast and Furious
The White House:
The Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans like you.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Weasel Zippers
CNN:
House holds Holder in contempt
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Holder decries ‘political’ vote, vows to go back to work
Discussion: Politico
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.
 
 
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