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    as all about Roberts and what history thinks of him.  Look at what has been leaked.  

    First: This was about Roberts name not being right up there with the Taney Court (Dred Scott decision).  I don't think Roberts envied the idea as the one being taught to young school children as leader of the court that denied universal health care 100 years down the road.

    Second:  The articles that came out around the time that Roberts changed his mind; The Mandate would be struck down 5/4.  The Court itself would propel itself into a giant campaign issue on three unpopular issues (Bush v Gore, Citizens United, Health Care),  and serve as a base for a relentless attack on conservatives' control of the Court.  Possibly bringing about fundamental changes to the court itself reaching back and changing the principles set up in Marbury v Madison.

    Roberts was more concerned with future history and the political consequences of another unpopular conservative 5/4 decision, such concerns far transcended the bleating of a radical minority.

    Will this change happen in the future Roberts' court:  Not a chance, he's done his penitence.

    ... the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." - Carl Schurz; Oct. 17, 1899

    by NevDem on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 12:13:17 PM PDT

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