King v Burwell

On Obamacare, John Roberts helps overthrow the Constitution

George F. Will, The Washington Post

Conservatives are dismayed about the Supreme Court’s complicity in rewriting the Affordable Care Act — its ratification of the IRS’s disregard of the statute’s plain and purposeful language. But they have contributed to this outcome. Their decades of populist praise of judicial deference to the political branches has borne this sour fruit.

The twisted logic of John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling

John Podhoretz, The New York Post

The logic of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the latest challenge to Obamacare is simple: “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them,” writes Chief Justice John Roberts in his 6-3 majority decision in the case of King v. Burwell. “If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.” This is obviously true — and patently ridiculous.

Cruz Calls Supreme Court Justices 'Robed Houdinis'

Marina Koren, National Journal

Ted Cruz gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, a few hours after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act's subsidies nationwide. The senator from Texas, who is also running for president, called the decision "judicial activism, plain and simple."

Supremes to GOP Leaders: Man-Up On Obamacare

What Justice Roberts’ opinion and the Supreme Court majority said to Congressional Republican leaders in King v. Burwell was, in essence, “don’t expect us to save you from the bad policies previous Congresses passed into law,” so “man-up” and do the work the Constitution gave you to fix them or live with them. And the way we see it, this tough love from Justice Roberts to the Republican leaders in Congress applies to other areas of Obama overreach and governmental “jiggery-pokery" as well.

Which GOP Presidential Candidates Will Commit To Repealing Obamacare?

We join the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer in suggesting that the winnowing process for 2016 begins today. Republican presidential candidates who publicly pledge to vote for or sign into law the repeal of ObamaCare will still be viable conservative candidates. Those who won’t make that pledge ought to be toast. 

Meese and Blackwell Get It Right: SCOTUS Should Strike Down Obamacare Subsidies

Ed Meese and Ken Blackwell make a point bigger than the facts in King v Burwell that in our opinion bears on how to correct the present threat to our constitutional government presented by the lawlessness of Barack Obama and the fecklessness of the Republican congressional leadership.

The Libertarians Who Got SCOTUS To Hear Obamacare Challenge

David Weigel, Bloomberg

Usually snarky liberal David Weigel posts an interesting article claiming the fact that King v. Burwell made it to the Supreme Court is a triumph for years of libertarian organizing, thinking, and suing, in Washington and in schools across America.