June 01, 2012

The Back Page

Mark Ryan

Who would have guessed? John Roberts joined with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court to provide the fifth vote for upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA). Although the Supreme Court issues unanimous decisions in a large percentage of its cases, five to four votes are the norm on most of the weighty cases of the day. But the PPACA case may signal a change. The ideologically opposite ends of the present Court, until the PPACA case, could not come together to forge a meaningful compromise on important issues.

Premium Content For:
  • Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
Join - Now