Healthcare lawyer and policy analyst John Hoff has an in depth assessment of Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision about ObamaCare, and he finds serious fault with his legal reasoning. In an article for The Independence Review, Hoff writes that Roberts “resorted to semantic gamesmanship and suspect logic to find the law constitutional. The artifice of his opinion confirms that he was driven by a desire to reach a result, however suspect the reasoning, that he thought would protect both the Supreme Court and himself from charges of political partisanship.”
The full article, entitled “Obamacare: Chief Justice Roberts’s Political Dodge,” is here and is well worth the time of anyone who has follows the health law, the law, and the cause of freedom.
Hoff is a founding trustee of the Galen Institute and served as an official at the Department of Health and Human Services from 2001-2009.