Perfect time for Breyer to retire. He can go out on a high note after writing opinion saving Affordable Care Act
Justice Breyer: Republican states don't have standing to challenge Obamacare's individual mandate "because they have not shown a past or future injury fairly traceable to defendants' conduct enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional."
The Affordable Care Act stands. Justice BREYER writes the majority opinion. He's joined by the other two liberals (Sotomayor & Kagan) as well as three conservatives (Roberts, Thomas, & Barrett). Alito and Gorsuch dissent.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 7-2, saying Texas & the individual plaintiffs challenging it can't prove they were harmed by the individual mandate's zero-dollar penalty. BREYER, ROBERTS, KAGAN, SOTOMAYOR, THOMAS, KAVANAUGH and BARRETT vote to uphold the ACA.
The opinion was authored by Justice Stephen Breyer who was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. https://t.co/twlCNPy4hZ
Breyer writes for the court, holding that the states and the individual plaintiffs lack standing. Only Alito and Gorsuch dissent. https://t.co/UZjWJGoPc6
SCOTUS unanimously held that religious adoption agencies have a right to *act* according to marriage being the union of one man and one woman, free from facing government discrimination. Question for the LGBT Left: are Kagan, Breyer, Sotomayor to be cancelled as bigots now?
Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the court’s 7 to 2 decision that preserves the ACA that provides millions of Americans with health coverage. Now let’s get past this bickering and truly make healthcare access FOR ALL a thing!
Alito's 77-page Fulton concurrence has me thinking that Roberts did actually assign him the original majority decision and himself the Obamacare decision until Breyer engineered a bipartisan coup in Fulton that Roberts took for himself while reassigning Obamacare to Breyer.
Damnit-why-won't-he-retire-already Breyer writing the latest SCOTUS decision upholding ACA is the *chef's kiss*. https://t.co/D4GM1unm3D
The challenge to Obamacare that SCOTUS dismissed today was the Seinfeld of lawsuits -- a suit about nothing https://t.co/1pbqgxQ0lS
MORE: The court ruled 7-2, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing for the majority, saying the plaintiffs did not have standing. https://t.co/8WRfWrKZyT
The Supreme Court Thurs dismissed the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, saying Republican-led states do not have the legal standing to upend the law. Justice Breyer wrote the court’s 7 to 2 decision preserving healthcare for millions of Americans. Apple News.
Justice Breyer, in honor of your 27 years of service to SCOTUS, please retire.
The decision was 7-2, with Justice Stephen Breyer writing the majority opinion. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
With today's 7-2 Affordable Care Act opinion, Breyer prevails over then-Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall on whether saying that your children "shall do something" is merely hortatory.
Supreme Court votes to reject challenge to Affordable Care Act, keeping Obama-era healthcare law in place with 7-2 vote
Justice Stephen Breyer ruled Texas and other Republican-run states don’t have standing to challenge the so-called “individual mandate.”
Quite a day for the Court’s two newest Justices. Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett both joined Justice Breyer’s opinion tossing #ACA suit, and they were clearly the swing votes in Fulton—perhaps depriving Justice Alito of a majority to overrule Smith (after joining Tandon majority).
Personal nview on how SCOTUS is split up:
-Three progressives (Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan)
-Two conditional-right-wing (Gorsuch on textualism; Roberts on court image)
-Two right-wing conservative (Kavanaugh & Barrett)
-Two ultra-right-wing (Alito & Thomas)
There are no centrists
Liberals are so desperate to force Justice Stephen Breyer to retire that progressive groups are now running ads on TV about it. https://t.co/6Y0UOvbA2Z
this isn't about the particular agency at stake in this case; this is about giving broad swaths of providers of child services cart blanche to turn away gay parents. the Court should be ashamed of themselves lookin at you breyer, sotomayor, and kagan
Not even a concurring opinion from Sotomayor or Kagan to explain why they voted in favor of the bigots. And Breyer signed on to most of Barrett’s awful concurrence. I’m so mad at the court’s “liberals” right now.
I thought Barrett's concurrence explained well where her head is—and presumably Kavanaugh as well: Smith is not workable, but she's not yet sure what should replace Smith.
It was interesting that Breyer joined most of her concurrence.