John Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at RPI on Tuesday afternoon.
Joe Donahue

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke Tuesday afternoon at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

 

The America I love is disappearing from the public scene. When the Supreme Court ruling upheld the constitutionality of ObamaCare, a disturbing and, in my opinion, dangerous precedent has been created, one not different from the “separate but equal” precedent behind Plessy v. Ferguson. A majority court decision confirms the view that there are virtually no limitations on the power of Congress. Using a latitudinarian interpretation of the Commerce Clause, Congress can mandate almost anything.