Justice Roberts' conservative judicial act
Andrew Sullivan has a good piece on the importance of Chief Justice John Roberts' action last Thursday in the Affordable Care Act decision. Here's a portion:
I think Roberts saw the full political and constitutional consequences of a radical Court vote to gut the key legislative achievement of a duly elected president and Congress. In other words, he put the institutions of American government before the demands of partisan power-mongering. And he deftly nudged the issue back into the democratic process, where it more comfortably belongs.