Many were surprised that the chief justice,
appointed by conservative Republican George W.
Bush, upheld the more liberal provisions of the
Affordable Care Act such as the individual
mandate, touted by President Barack Obama as
signature achievements of the health reform.
Paul Rothstein, law professor at Georgetown Law
School, says the man with whom he used to teach
needed to land on \”the right side of history\”
and morality as the deciding vote on an
increasingly partisan court.