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Raymond Doot, the (t)reason.com author who has more SMUG than most progressives, tells us here that Roberts protecting the ACA (despite the numerous legal flaws which would have enabled vitiating the Act without "activism" taint) is an act of "judicial restraint" that deserves hallowed recognition among those who lean toward conservatism rather than lib/pwog activism.
What that meant for Obamacare, I predicted, was that "Roberts may very well uphold the health care law as an act of judicial restraint. Just don't expect the conservative rank and file to thank him for it."
Ooooh! Like John MICHAEL Greer, Raymond Doot used a scrying ball to "predict" that Roberts would do what obviously Roberts was going to do: preserve the machinations, tail-chasing irrationalities, and blank profit check writing gifts to the "health care industry".
"Judicial restraint" is about sanctity of existing laws that do not need amendment or vacation. It's not about protecting laws that are ill-founded and poorly implemented.
Trust Raymond, though. He's an expert. Plus, he's a hipster.