David Harsanyi on the Supreme Court vs. Rule of Law in King v. Burwell



Here is John Roberts, chief oracle of the United States of America, from Thursday's King v. Burwell decision: "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter." What the statement illustrates, writes David Harsanyi, is that for Roberts, the law is a subordinate concern.