"If You Like Your Healthplan, You Can Go Fuck Yourself"
Some overtime has prevented me from reading the opinion and dissent in the Obamacare case. So I really don't have a wholly formed opinion. The short nut of it, from what I can gather, is that John Roberts reversed himself at the last minute, so that Kennedy's concurring opinion had to be crabbed into a dissent, and Democratic Georgetown cocktail party invitations will now be delivered by liveried Negroes to Chez Roberts.
The first blush has me absolutely stunned that the Court would hold that the individual mandate is constitutional predicated upon the fact that it is a tax. Every Democrat in North America swore when pleading for its passage that it was not a tax. Apparently John Roberts' lust for wagyu beef outweighs the purported legislative intent of the crafters of the ACA in the scales of justice.
There is more, so much more, wrapped around this turd of an opinion. But I must study it before rendering myself even more ridiculous than my normal levels of functional retardation, manifested.
Mea culpa: I took both semesters of constitutional law at Emory Law School, so this isn't crawling back on the turnip truck. But I'm not an attorney, and 90% of practicing attorneys don't know jack shit about constitutional law. Hell, some chief justices apparently struggle with it. So my eventual opinion will be ill-formed, passionate, and ugly. In other words, bench-worthy.
Posted by Velociman at June 28, 2012 8:04 PM