Larry Mantle |

The Roberts surprise on ACA

It seems no one saw this coming.  The Chief Justice's agreement with the Supreme Court's liberals on the Affordable Care Act was a stunner.  Given how polarizing the court has been, this is a real curveball.

As someone who loves wonky legal stuff, I'm fascinated by Roberts' constitutional justification for the law.  The Solicitor General Don Verrilli's oral arguments in the case were widely criticized.  But it appears he was right on with his argument about the penalty that wasn't a tax really being a tax.

Will this decision have any bearing on the Presidential race?  What do you think?