Thursday, June 28, 2012


Our precedent demonstrates that Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax.  This is sufficient to sustain it.

-- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, upholding the mandate in the Affordable Care Act, 28 June 2012

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