ObamaCare Ruling Expected Shortly; SCOTUSBlog Report: Supreme Court Upholds Mandate As a Tax; UPDATE: Video of Obama Denying It’s a Tax
The revolution will be liveblogged at SCOTUSBlog.
UPDATE: The SCOTUSBlog liveblog is reporting that ObamaCare’s mandate has been upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice Roberts in the majority.
UPDATE: It was clear from the arguments that many Justices and lawyers believed that the mandate could be upheld if it were considered to be a tax. But I admit that I did not get the impression that the Justices were buying that argument.
UPDATE: They’re reporting that the whole law has been upheld, with a small limitation on the federal government’s power to terminate the states’ Medicaid funds.
UPDATE: Here is a clip of Obama absolutely rejecting the idea that ObamaCare is a tax:
Ignore the captioning, which is inaccurate, and just listen to what he says.
UPDATE: Link to the opinion here.