The only vote that even possibly could change to make it 5-4 the way we want it is...
Speaking of compromised. If you go to any of the websites where these rulings are reported and read the comments, you’ll see many of our fellow citizens are compromised. They’re completely happy with making us buy things we don’t want. At the anti illegal immigration rallies around the country you had thousands of people coming together in SUPPORT of what’s happening at the border, with vitriol for those of us who wanted some semblance of law. So, whatever the court decides, we’re too divided to keep living under the same laws. They want to dictate everything we do. They want us to pay them for doing thins we find disgusting, and criminalize our thoughts and words. We can’t live with them anymore.
Roberts will not change.
Roberts view of being a Conservative SC Justice is that of a minimalist. His vote on the ACA basically telegraphed his view that it Congresses role not the Supreme Court’s role to decide on the fate of the ACA.
So the SC will likely force Congress to deal with the issue just in time for the 2016 election. Does anyone seriously think the Congress Critters will tell millions of folks on the subsidies, and the big insurance companies making big profits from those subsidies, that Congress is going to take away those subsidies in an election year?
Like he made it turn out the ay we wanted it before?
John Roberts will vote for federal subsidizing of ObamaCare. I have zero doubt about this.
It’s about federal money:
If ObamaCare state exchanges are already funded by federal money channeled through those state exchanges, it will be easy for Roberts to say that was the intent. (And, it would be harder to take him to task over it.)
If ObamaCare state exchanges are funded by state money, then Roberts will find that the federal government should be funding all subsidies despite what the law said, and that because of the federal taxes that are levied. This will be a harder place to arrive, but Roberts will somehow do it, given his finding that ObamaCare is funded by ‘taxes’ and not ‘mandates’.