I’m really completely uninterested in the actual arguments being made in the ACA case before SCOTUS. It just doesn’t matter what the law is, as these guys have proven time and again that they’ll do whatever they want. I also find it amusing that people think Roberts cares about the impressions created by a divided court. He doesn’t. None of them do. There is no doubt in my mind that Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts will do whatever they think will help conservatism the most, precedents and outcomes of their actions be damned.
All this reading of tea leaves is pointless, imho. The merits of the case just don’t matter much- what matters is what these guys want to do, which is to gut the government’s power at every chance they get, unless it involves your sex life, your rights as an accused citizen, etc. Then they are all in favor of government power. These guys get one more hard right-winger like those four, they will overturn Roe, unsettling a half century of established law, faster than you can say activist judges.
Totally unrelated, but we are still tweaking the website, so stop yer bitching.