Political threats are perfectly legal and may have turned Roberts, much to his disgrace. Threats against his life are illegal, unless, of course, such threats come from the NBPP.
Tentmaker made a perfectly correct statement on another thread:
Yes. Roberts ruling is correct. It says, the govt cannot do whatever it wants under the commerce clause (YAY!). And he says Congress is granted the right to tax under the Constitution (correct). He further points out that is not the job of the Supreme Court “to save the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
Roberts did his job by upholding the Constitution.
Now, it’s time for us to do our job by voting out all the idiots who created this insane tax and then repealing it.
I think people are overthinking this. I'm thinking that what turned Roberts is nothing more difficult than lib threats to see "his" court trashed in the history books for the rest of eternity.
I think it's a legacy issue.