The Right’s Top 5 Theories For John Roberts’ Betrayal

Within just a few hours of the Supreme Court handing down its decision last Thursday in the health care reform case, some legal commentators were wondering out loud if Chief Justice John Roberts had flipped positions during deliberations. Teasing out tea leaves from the text of the dissent written by the court’s four remaining conservative justices, court watchers from Paul Campos to David Bernstein speculated that Roberts had originally been aligned with his conservative brethren before switching sides and writing the majority opinion.

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