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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Scalia on Obamacare: 'We Should Start Calling This Law SCOTUScare' -

June 25, 2015 In a landmark 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies in every state.

The decision in the King v. Burwell case is a win for the White House. For Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the dissenting opinion, the majority opinion, which was authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, is a "defense of the indefensible."


The decision, Scalia wrote, "rewrites the law."

"We should start calling this law SCOTUScare," he wrote.

He continued: "Rather than rewriting the law under the pretense of interpreting it, the Court should have left it to Congress to decide what to do about the Act's limitation of tax credits to state exchanges," Scalia wrote.


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