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Krauthammer: Roberts "Concocted This Finesse" To Save Court's Reputation

"He didn't want to overturn the law, because as Chief Justice he feels he's the custodian of the reputation and the stature of the court," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care law. "And I think he thinks that the court suffered a decision in 2000 in Gore and Bush was seen as a partisan court, it went 5-4 along ideological lines."

"And he was afraid if that happened on ObamaCare, it would diminished the standard of the court, which he thinks he's responsible for keeping it up. So he concocted this finesse of which allows him of calling a mandate a tax, which it is not. So he concocts a finesse which allows him to uphold the law and strike it down, the commerce clause as the reason," Krauthammer said.

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