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10:55 AM ET, June 29, 2012

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Real Winners  —  So the Supreme Court — defying many expectations — upheld the Affordable Care Act, a k a Obamacare.  There will, no doubt, be many headlines declaring this a big victory for President Obama, which it is.  But the real winners are ordinary Americans — people like you.
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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 …
Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Romney raises $4.3M after health ruling  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has raised $4.3 million since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama's healthcare law is constitutional.  —  Romney started raising funds immediately after the decision, and in a message to supporters Friday morning …
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 …
Todd Gregory / Media Matters for America:
Drudge Smears Justice Roberts Over His Seizures  —  In response to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care reform, the Drudge Report is smearing Chief Justice John Roberts over the possibility that he might use epilepsy medication and suggesting that it affected his judgment.
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Conservatives' consolation prize  —  Conservatives won a substantial victory Thursday.  The physics of American politics — actions provoking reactions — continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism.  Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has served this cause.
Charles Krauthammer / National Review:
Why Roberts Did It  —  It's the judiciary's Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of Obamacare.  How?  By pulling off one of the great constitutional finesses of all time.  He managed to uphold …
Paul Campos / Salon:
Did John Roberts switch his vote?  —  Updated: The dissents suggest the court was set to overturn Obamacare — until Roberts suddenly changed his vote  —  [UPDATED BELOW]  —  Has a second “switch in time” saved nine?  That's the unavoidable impression that a reading of the four dissenters' joint opinion in the PPACA case leaves.
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.
New York Times:
States Face a Challenge to Meet Health Law's Deadline  —  The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act shifts the focus from whether sweeping changes to the health insurance market should take place to a scramble to meet the law's rapidly approaching deadlines.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
The Aftermath, Continued  —  Add strange bedfellows George Will and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein (wasn't he the young naïf who made that idiotic comment a while back about the Constitution being hard to understand because it was over 100 years old?) to the camp saying Roberts' opinion is actually a conservative victory.
Randy Barnett / The Daily Beast:
Is The Supreme Court's Health-Care Ruling a Turning Point in Constitutional Law?
Discussion: PJ Media
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Pence likens health care ruling to 9/11
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Americans Don't Often Name Healthcare as Top U.S. Problem
Discussion: Politico and National Review
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
The Chief Justice's Gambit
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage
Slate:
Supreme Court Year in Review
Discussion: Angry Bear
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
News Analysis: Republicans Vow to Press Health Care Challenge
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Was the Dissent Originally a Majority Opinion?
Washington Post:
Health-care ruling motivates Romney supporters
Discussion: Taking Note
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
The Commerce Clause Discussion and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis (Updated)
Discussion: Hit & Run
David Frum / The Daily Beast:
Repeal Is a Fantasy  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
4 Reasons Why Republicans Won't Be Able To Repeal Obamacare
Rush Limbaugh:
The Court Rules: Obamacare is the Largest Tax Increase in the History of the World
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Evidence that the Votes Shifted After Conference (Initial Vote to Declare Mandate Unconstitutional)
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Nancy Pelosi Botches Brian Terry's Name While Addressing Congress on Holder Contempt Charges  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), while speaking on the House floor opposing the contempt charges of Attorney General Eric Holder, actually botched the name of slain border patrol agent Brian Terry.
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New York Times:
Fast and Furious Contempt Citation for Holder
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Romney ad features Hillary Clinton: ‘Shame on you, Barack Obama’  —  Mitt Romney's campaign has quietly begun airing a TV ad in Ohio that uses an old clip of Hillary Clinton to blast President Barack Obama.  —  The ad pulls footage of the 2008 primary campaign, when Clinton …
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Mediaite and GOP 12
Americans for Tax Reform RSS:
Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes  —  Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses  —  Taxpayers are reminded that the President's healthcare law is one of the largest tax increases in American history.  —  Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses.
Michael King / WXIA-TV:
NYPD Probes “Allah” Graffiti at WTC Memorial  —  A private custodian cleaning the area found the graffiti, written in pink and black marker, on a seat in the plaza area between the north and south pools around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.  —  Investigators believe someone wrote the words that day.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
David Saleh Rauf / Reuters:
TSA seeks software to monitor employees  —  The Transportation Security Administration might be allowed to grope airline passengers in the name of homeland security — but using software to spy on its employees' computer activity is going too far, said a pair of House Democrats.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
 
 
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