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To: skeeter

Roberts was not to blame for the decision. Had he not voted for it, he would not have been able to assign the opinion to Kennedy.

Had he voted against it, the ruling would have been 4-4, upholding the decision of the 9th circuit, throwing out the entire law. At least part of the law can remain intact.


6 posted on 06/25/2012 4:33:58 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

This is incorrect - on the one provision that was upheld, the vote was unanimous, which means that provision would have been upheld regardless of how the other provisions turned out. Those votes went either 5-3 or 6-2, a 4-4 decision on any of them would have simply upheld the 9th circuit’s decision on that particular provision.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: Perdogg

“Roberts was not to blame for the decision. Had he not voted for it, he would not have been able to assign the opinion to Kennedy.

Had he voted against it, the ruling would have been 4-4, upholding the decision of the 9th circuit, throwing out the entire law. At least part of the law can remain intact.”
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Makes sense.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 5:04:51 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Perdogg

Thanks for explaining it so well. The man did what he had to do.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 6:02:11 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Perdogg

Exactly. Glad to know someone else is paying attention to the realities of the case and the functioning of the court. Thanks Perdogg.


35 posted on 06/25/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Perdogg

Good point. I have a lot of respect for Roberts; I think he is a true conservative who does what he can, when he can.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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