Skip to comments.Gonzales: Maybe Roberts will punt today
Posted on 06/28/2012 6:27:11 AM PDT by chessplayer
Could this mornings big decision be the biggest let-down since Geraldo Rivera broke into Al Capones 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:
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.
Based on Robert’s record and lack of backbone, this is a very real possibility.
We shall know soon enough...
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.
Except that the Chief Justice does not decide the case. He is only one vote.
“Based on Roberts record and lack of backbone, this is a very real possibility.”
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.
Well, they’re saying the announcement is 10 am eastern time,,,which means we probably won’t know until about 4 pm.
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.
That would whimpy whimpy whimpy of Roberts. Not to mention pathetic and discusting.
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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.
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.
Or the decision is going to be so convoluted and twisted it will take a month to figure it out.
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.
The way Obama is moving ahead with funding for this obscenity punting is almost the same as upholding.
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.”
That would be deeply disappointing.
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.
BTW the SCOTUS just ruled that outlawing the fraudulent wearing of a CMOH is unconstitutional.
Roberts reading decision right now. Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional. Roberts wrote the opinion.
Characterizing individual mandate as a TAX, so it stands (even though it is deemed unconstitutional.)
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.
He just did.
Gonzales - Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
From the Urban Dictionary:
Someone who is ill-informed and liable to be taken advantage of. A sucker who lacks inside knowlege or savvy.
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.