Upholding the Rule of Law

Analysis: Halbig v. Burwell is a blow to Obamacare, but issue is far from settled
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Tuesday’s ruling against Obamacare in Halbig v. Burwell is a major blow to the reputation of Obamacare as “the law”—at least as the president has implemented it—and its long term implications could cripple the law’s practical viability.

Earnest: ‘You Don’t Need Fancy Legal Degree To Understand What Congress Intended’

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In response to the devastating ruling striking down Obamacare subsidies in states which opted out of exchanges, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their healthcare costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace.”

Has Mr. Earnest been reading Robert Bork or Antonin Scalia in his free time? Dude sounds like a Born Again Originalist.

Imagine if Mr. Earnest or his boss used the “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand the intent of Congress” rule to other controversial subjects of our time?