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Volume 18  Number 1  •  Summer 2013
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Chief Justice Roberts’s Political Dodge
By John S. Hoff
This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of The Independent Review

Just as surprising as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’s vote to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision is the tortuous reasoning used to support it. Roberts’s landmark decision gives Congress a powerful new tool for using taxes to regulate behavior.

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