☛Chief Justice Says States Have Compromised Their Sovereignty. WAIT! WHAT?Submitted by barracuda_trader on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 18:16
"It seems to me that they have compromised their status as independent sovereigns because they are so dependent on what the federal government has done," the chief justice said during Wednesday's nearly three hours of hearings on the controversial health insurance law.
Written by Jack Kenny
Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:36
Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday what has long been known but seldom spoken. During the third and final day of Supreme Court hearings on whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is unconstitutional, Roberts said states have been compromising their sovereignty for decades through increased reliance on the federal government for money and accompanying directions on the governance of state affairs.