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  •  Kudos to the 7 Justices (none)
    who remained true to their understanding of the Constitution. It was a significant change from Bush v. Gore where all nine switched sides because it was politically expedient.

    What I find interesting in this case is that it represents a substantial sea change politically. For decades, with Dems in control of the federal government, the breadth of the commerce clause defined the extent to which progressive policies would be enacted. Now that conservatives control the federal government, their allegiance to the 'principle' of States' rights has vanished, demonstrating that the only thing they desire is power.

    The irony is that a 'liberal' interpretation of the constitution is now being used to support conservative policies. At least these 7 justices are consistent, have faith in the political process, and believe we get the government we deserve.

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