The Supreme Court saves Obamacare—again. The case boiled down to whether the Supreme Court should consider lawmaker’s intent in the face of what Chief Justice John Roberts called “inartful drafting.” Associate Justice Antonin Scalia colorfully argued against that perspective, but six of his eight colleagues disagreed with him. President Obama took a victory lap, proclaiming the law “settled.” But someone forgot to tell Republicans, who put out a series of biting statements pledging to continue to fight for repeal. The high court will tackle same-sex marriage next, ruling today or Monday on the landmark case.
Meanwhile, Martin O’Malley is worried about Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump is suing Univision after the network pulled out of broadcasting the ‘Miss Universe’ pageant following the reality-television-star-turned-presidential-candidate’s rhetoric on illegal immigration.
Here are your must-reads:
Supreme Court Rules That a Typo Should Not Undo Obamacare
TIME’s Michael Scherer analyzes the ruling
Legacies of Obama Presidency and Roberts Court Are Forever Intertwined
Obama has reason to regret opposing the Chief Justice’s confirmation [Washington Post]
Terry McAuliffe’s Other Job
The Virginia governor remains an influential voice in Clinton’s circle [Politico]
State Department Can’t Find 15 Clinton Emails Released by Benghazi Panel
More email troubles for the Democratic front-runner [Associated Press]
To Many Iraqis, U.S. Isn’t Really Seeking to Defeat Islamic State
Many want a more robust American intervention [Wall Street Journal]
“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in his blistering dissent in the Obamacare case.
“Today, after more than 50 votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court — the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” — President Obama taking a Rose Garden victory lap Thursday.
Bits and Bites
Donald Trump to sue Univision [Politico]
The Roberts court’s surprising move leftward [The Upshot]
High court upholds tool for fighting housing bias [Wall Street Journal]
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