Even the Most Conservative Supreme Court Justices Have Already Declared Mandates Constitutional

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    Jun 22, 2012 6:13 AM GMT
    Even the Most Conservative Supreme Court Justices Have Already Declared Mandates Constitutional

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/104189/even-the-most-conservative-supreme-court-justices-have-already-declared-mandates-c


    "Update: At the same time that this opinion piece posted, the Supreme Court released its opinion in the Knox case, which indicated the justices might be aware of this potential inconsistency. The Knox case concerned the adequacy of a notice to opt out of a special dues assessment for political union activities, which the Court struck down, rather than a mandate to pay a union for its collective bargaining services. However, the opinion of the five conservative justices went out of its way to say that, while they “do not revisit today” the constitutionality of a mandate to pay for collective bargaining services, they now thought the free-rider rationale (which they had previously approved) was an “anomaly.” This suggests that these justices may have anticipated the potential inconsistency between upholding the union fees mandate and striking down the health care mandate, and may be contemplating resolving this inconsistency by changing direction in the future on the underlying issue of agency fees."
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    Jun 22, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    Mandates weren't 'unconstitutional' when it was their Idea were they ?


    The Sup's don't have much choice but to rule in favor of mandates since our government has so many of them in place. This was just another Republican Political stunt to try and "MAKE OBAMA A ONE TERM PRESIDENT", the Republican party is seeking as one of their pro TBaggers said "OBAMA's WATERLOO". Republicans have given us plenty of 'heads up' as to what their motives are.