Chief Justice Roberts addressed the D.C. Circuit’s bench and bar in his first public remarks since he dropped the Health Care Cases bombshell on Thursday, reports Joe Mandak for the Associated Press. Roberts, a former D.C. Circuit Judge, was the guest of honor at the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference the day after he announced the decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act.
Although he dodged a question about how “one recent opinion might fit into” the Court’s legacy, the Chief Justice did allude to his largely unexpected decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading