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A Smart Judge Writes a Very Bad Opinion

By Doug Bandow, Forbes - July 5, 2012

Rarely has so smart a judge written so bad an opinion with such ill consequences for the nation.  Such is the handiwork of Chief Justice John Roberts in NFIB vs. Sebelius, the constitutional challenge to ObamaCare.

His support for the president’s signature legislation has secured plaudits from the Washington establishment, which undoubtedly will make his stay in the nation’s capital more pleasant.  But his gain comes at the cost of Americans’ liberties.  That Justice Roberts would abandon the Constitution for his reputation was feared, but none expected him to do so in such calculated fashion.

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