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  • At root, he said the government cannot force individuals to engage in commerce: "Construing the Commerce Clause to permit Congress to regulate individuals precisely because they are doing nothing would open a new and potentially vast domain to congressional authority."

    Roberts ruling rescues Obama from his own words →

  • "The most important thing at stake in this case was whether Congress had the Commerce Clause power to make everybody go into business with a private company, and there was not a majority for that. We've turned away the most dangerous claim," said Georgetown University Law Professor Randy Barnett, who has been fighting against Commerce Clause expansion for years and was a leading intellectual light for the health law's opponents.

    Roberts ruling rescues Obama from his own words →

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