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  •  But, I think you're hard pressed (1+ / 0-)
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    to complain about activism now from a liberal perspective. There are 4 hard core liberal justices, 3 conservatives, and 2 centrists.

    Remember, no one doubted which way the 4 hard core liberal justices would vote.

    •  This is not activism. It IS clearly a tax which (1+ / 0-)
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      you don't have to pay if you have corporate health insurance, just as you get a deduction for mortgage interest on your house. If the individual mandate was overturned so would have the tax code.

    •  neither roberts, nor kennedy is a centrist (1+ / 0-)
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      and would have overturned over a hundred years of settled commerce clause precedent.

      that roberts blinked is probably a testimony to two fealties;

      1. the legitimacy of the court

      2. insurance companies

      those two douchebags ain't centrists.

      No System of Justice Can Rise Above the Ethics of Those Who Administer It. (Wickersham Commission 1929)

      by No Exit on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 08:06:44 AM PDT

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      •  If Roberts and Kennedy are not centrists (0+ / 0-)

        then why were they the only two justices who were speculated as going either way?

        •  For different reasons (1+ / 0-)
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          Kennedy because he seems to side with the federal over states on certain issues, and Roberts out of a desire for historical legitimacy. He's not centrist, he just doesn't want to be seen as a HACK.

          "Mitt Romney isn't a vulture capitalist: vultures only eat things that are dead." -S. Colbert

          by newinfluence on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 08:23:49 AM PDT

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