Damon Root on How Judicial Restraint Shaped John Roberts' ObamaCare Ruling


Critics of Chief Justice John Roberts' majority opinion upholding the constitutionality of ObamaCare's individual mandate may be tempted to denounce the ruling as an example of judicial activism. But as Senior Editor Damon Root observes, the real problem with Roberts' opinion is his extraordinary deference to Congress and the White House. As Root explains, the chief justice's longstanding belief in judicial restraint came shining through in yesterday's health care decision.