In this The Week magazine on page 20 is the article Obamacare ruling: Why did Roberts switch sides?
The article does like a typical Week article and presents a few bits of commentary and analysis on the subject. It well reflects all the commentary I read or heard following the decision which is – in essence, boiled down to the bottom-line he made a political decision.
Over the last hundred years and maybe longer the MSM and the Executive and Legislative branches of government have politicized the role of a supreme court judge which has fed the current situation Roberts felt he was in. The Dems were and MSM were ready to bash the Supreme Court for striking down the greatly flawed Obamacare Act because it was and is a subject/issue of interest to them. Now consider carefully what the Dems and MSM would have said – it (the Supreme Court) is conservative, if not Republican majority court so this was further political attacks on the current president. Roberts, in his thinking and reasoning allowed himself to be bullied by this flawed argument and then flipped sides in a political verbal gymnastics routine that allowed each side to feel a bit of victory while then the Dems and MSM would not say the Supreme Court was a republican…
Hence Roberts’ decision was political and not constitutional for he chose to make a political stand and not a constitutional stand on the legislation.
Simply put = he DID NOT DO HIS JOB – PERIOD and he did a grave injustice to the S.C. now and in the future. The S.C. is supposed to be above the riff-raff of the legislative and executive branches. It is supposed to be the defender of the Constitution of the United States and by implication the country’s society.