The 5 Most Unlibertarian Supreme Court Rulings Still Standing


James Madison envisioned the judicial branch of our government as "an impenetrable bulwark against every assumption of power in the legislative or executive." In reality, the U.S. Supreme Court has been more like a rubber stamp, allowing all manner of harebrained government schemes to survive despite their blatant conflict with the text of the Constitution.

Yesterday's dismal ruling in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius was no exception. Not only did the Supreme Court vote to uphold ObamaCare's requirement forcing all Americans to buy health insurance, Chief Justice John Roberts even cooked up an insidious new way for Congress to run our lives via its vast powers to "lay and collect taxes." Where's Harriet Miers when you need her?

But don't worry, it gets worse. Here are the top 5 most unlibertarian Supreme Court rulings still standing (and the individual mandate didn't even make the list!).