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Levin: Roberts' Decision Does Not Gut Commerce Clause

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by evlbruce, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. evlbruce


    Nov 3, 2003
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    Not only did Roberts shuffle ObamaCare away into the General Welfare Clause, he let the Commerce Clause stand.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2012
  2. No, you don't understand! Justice Roberts is playing chess! (While Obama is swinging a baseball bat.)

  3. G29Reload

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    Sep 28, 2009
    You're screwing up the explanation.

    There is no "letting the commerce clause stand".

    It is what it is.

    The fairy tale Levin was shooting down was that which you are hearing on the MSM about Roberts roping off the Commerce Clause from being abused by expanding what it allowed the Gov to do.

    The problem is, it was just Roberts speaking in the dicta. He was not joined or concurred with in that section of the opinion by 4 other justices. As a result, there is no precedent to protect the Commerce Clause from future abuse

    I'm sure it could be referred to, it may have some relevance. But it could easily be ignored.