The court's four liberal justices, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, joined John Roberts in the majority vote. They argued for a more sweeping approval based on the commerce clause, but the end result was the same.

  • Conservative Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented. Kennedy, who was thought to be the most likely swing vote, delivered a scathing denunciation from the bench.  This is the largest tax increase in American history.  Read more in USA Today.
    Questions of the day:

  • Why would conservative Chief Justice John Roberts do this??

  • Has he turned liberal or is his goal to wake up the sleeping giant in  conservative America?? It looks like the giant is greatly energized  withinTea Party and Republican groups.