Krauthammer On Roberts: "He Got The Cake And He Ate It Too"
"On the night that the oral arguments were made, I went back and had a look at this because I remember thinking and saying that Roberts has this kind of institutional sense of himself as custodian of the reputation of the Court and that he'd be pulled to try to uphold the law simply because he does not want the Court to simply be seen as acting as an ideological instrument, as a partisan instrument of overturning Obama's law," syndicated Charles Krauthammer said on the online panel portion of "Special Report" on Thursday night.
"And I wasn't sure which way he would go, you know? Overturning the law because of the commerce clause, which I think he thinks is not a way to do it. Or would he uphold the law as a way to preserve the institution of the Court? I thought he'd have to choose. What shocked me is this morning I wake up and I read -- I've been awake for a little while. He issues his decision and what he did is he tried to finesse it. He got the cake and he ate it too," he said.
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