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History gives clues to Chief Justice Roberts' thinking on new Obamacare case
History gives clues to Chief Justice Roberts' thinking on new Obamacare case

The Supreme Court's surprising decision last week to hear a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act has once again focused attention on Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 2012 decision that saved Obamacare from being declared unconstitutional. Many court watchers expect that he will once again be the swing vote in deciding a case crucial to the healthcare law, this one involving questions about who qualifies for subsidies under the law.  But Roberts' vote in a recent voting rights case suggests he might not step in to save the health law this time. At issue in King vs. Burwell is a provision of the Affordable Care Act that authorizes subsidies in...

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