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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On June 28, 2012 @ 9:51 pm In Current Affairs,Health,Law,Legal Issues | Comments Disabled

… is from my colleague, over in GMU’s School of Law, Ilya Somin’s fine op-ed in the New York Daily News on Chief Justice John Roberts’s Obamacare decision [1]:

In rejecting the federal government’s argument that the mandate is authorized by the Commerce Clause, the chief justice emphasized that the Constitution denies Congress the power to “bring countless decisions an individual could potentially make within the scope of federal regulation and … empower Congress to make those decisions for him.”  Yet he has allowed the government to claim that same power under the Tax Clause.

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[1] Ilya Somin’s fine op-ed in the New York Daily News on Chief Justice John Roberts’s Obamacare decision: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/unpersuasive-majority-ruling-obamacare-article-1.1104052

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