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Gonzales: Maybe Roberts will punt today
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/28/gonzales-maybe-roberts-will-punt-today/ ^

Posted on 06/28/2012 6:27:11 AM PDT by chessplayer

Could this morning’s big decision be the biggest let-down since Geraldo Rivera broke into Al Capone’s vault on national TV? The man who vetted John Roberts for the nomination to the Supreme Court told CNN yesterday that he expects the Chief Justice to decide the case on “the most narrow grounds possible,” which means Roberts may well urge the court to punt on ObamaCare for now … and put us all through this again in a few years after the mandate has taken effect:


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This option never occurred to me.
1 posted on 06/28/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

God Help Us, please...

I’ve never been so anxious about something as I am this morning. I’m getting married in 9 days, I this is more nerve-wracking than that.


2 posted on 06/28/2012 6:29:19 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: chessplayer

Based on Robert’s record and lack of backbone, this is a very real possibility.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 6:29:45 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: chessplayer

We shall know soon enough...


4 posted on 06/28/2012 6:29:57 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: chessplayer

A major reason that the private economy is in the tank is because of this unsettled business surrounding national healthcare. Kicking the can down the road might make sense to the court from a legal standpoint, but it practially guarantees a worsening in the economic climate.


5 posted on 06/28/2012 6:30:35 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: chessplayer

Except that the Chief Justice does not decide the case. He is only one vote.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Based on Robert’s record and lack of backbone, this is a very real possibility.”

Agree.

Roberts won’t be the first Supreme appointed by a GOP POTUS that turned into a squishy lib contracting Stockholm Syndrome by associating with the libs on the court.

We will see in the next 30 minutes.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Well, they’re saying the announcement is 10 am eastern time,,,which means we probably won’t know until about 4 pm.


8 posted on 06/28/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

and put us all through this again in a few years after the MANDATE has taken effect:


WOuldn’t that be the same difference as passing it? I mean once the mandates take effect it would be all but irreversible.

puke!
That would whimpy whimpy whimpy of Roberts. Not to mention pathetic and discusting.


9 posted on 06/28/2012 6:41:57 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: rarestia
I’m getting married in 9 days

Congratulations! Thanks for posting some wonderful and much-needed good news. :) A blessed and joyous future to you both!

10 posted on 06/28/2012 6:44:12 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: chessplayer

This is the decision I expect. Everyone will be standing around scratching their asses trying to figure out what it means after the decision is announced.


11 posted on 06/28/2012 6:52:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! The big pinata!)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t believe Roberts will punt. That would not mesh with the division of cases doled out on the court. Roberts is reading the zer0care opinion, and has not read any other cases in the past few months. Hard to imagine he’d break off so large a piece of law to read, and then say all his (him and his clerks) effort was now just to punt.

No, the question is who will be siding with his majority opinion. Either it will be Thomas/Scalia/Alito/fence-sitter or it will be zero0-cheerleader/wise-latino/old-hag/fence-sitter.


12 posted on 06/28/2012 6:54:27 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Tallguy

Or the decision is going to be so convoluted and twisted it will take a month to figure it out.


13 posted on 06/28/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT by waxer1 ("The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: chessplayer

Gonzalez was worthless, just like Holder, a crony to the president. Ashcroft actually cared about the law and did a good job. Gonzalez was political and inept. And from what I remember, Mukasey was relatively decent.


14 posted on 06/28/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: chessplayer

The way Obama is moving ahead with funding for this obscenity punting is almost the same as upholding.


15 posted on 06/28/2012 7:04:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

Doubtful, very doubtful. The rapidity of this cases march to the SCOTUS and the special extended time allowed for argumentation indicates a willingness to make a decision, not to “punt.”


16 posted on 06/28/2012 7:04:35 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: chessplayer

That would be deeply disappointing.


17 posted on 06/28/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chessplayer

If Roberts or the remainder of the Justices had been inclined to do this, why bother to grant cert? They could easily declined to accept the case and allowed the lower court ruling to stand.


18 posted on 06/28/2012 7:07:00 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: chessplayer

BTW the SCOTUS just ruled that outlawing the fraudulent wearing of a CMOH is unconstitutional.


19 posted on 06/28/2012 7:07:12 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

MANDATE UNCONSITUTIONAL.


20 posted on 06/28/2012 7:08:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

Roberts reading decision right now. Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional. Roberts wrote the opinion.


21 posted on 06/28/2012 7:09:03 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Characterizing individual mandate as a TAX, so it stands (even though it is deemed unconstitutional.)


22 posted on 06/28/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chessplayer

The Affordable Healthcare Act is Constitutional with the small exception that the Govt. cannot take money away from the States (Medicaid)if the Feds don’t like the way it is spent. Roberts’ vote “saved” the healthcare Act. Kennedy voted with the Conservatives. Roberts is the Judas.


23 posted on 06/28/2012 7:22:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: KevinB
Except that the Chief Justice does not decide the case. He is only one vote.

He just did.

24 posted on 06/28/2012 7:45:49 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: chessplayer

Gonzales - Winner, winner, chicken dinner!


25 posted on 06/28/2012 7:59:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: chessplayer

From the Urban Dictionary:
punter
Someone who is ill-informed and liable to be taken advantage of. A sucker who lacks inside knowlege or savvy.


26 posted on 06/28/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: chessplayer; All

Based on the decision just renderred, the punt just turned into a fake kick.

Roberts runs 100 yards from his own goal line and scores a TD for the Dick Obama team.

Coach Dick Obama, decides to make an executive order and increase the number of point from 6 to 60 whenever his team scores a TD.

Roberts agrees that that is his privilege under the commerce clause.


27 posted on 06/28/2012 9:40:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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