Much ink has been spilled on the meaning and significance of the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius — much of it by me in the Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Daily Beast, and SCOTUSBlog. But, for me, the “Quote of the Week” is from from Part IIIC, pp. 41-42, of Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion for the Court:
The Court today holds that our Constitution protects us from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause so long as we abstain from the regulated activity.
Here is the runner up from page 30:
Even if the individual mandate is “necessary” to the Act’s insurance reforms, such an expansion of federal power is not a “proper” means for making those reforms effective.
[Taking the rest of the day off, so keeping comments closed.]