SCOTUSblog With Early Argument Reports

Over at SCOTUSblog, there’s lots of great early coverage on the Tax Anti-Injunction Act arguments at the Court today (aka Round 1 in the ACA fight). The SCOTUSbloggers seem to agree that there are five votes to bypass the Anti-Injunction Act and address the merits of whether the Constitution permitted Congress to enact the individual mandate. This isn’t too surprising. Even if the Anti-Injunction Act arguments are strong as a textual matter, tax law is boring and arcane and the Commerce Clause is cool and high-profile. It’s hard for the former to get in the way of the Court addressing the latter.