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Court upholds main parts of ACA

The New York Times just sent me a bulletin saying the Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Care Act, so I rushed to the Court's website to find...U.S. v. Alvarez.

In this case, a man falsely claimed to have won the Medal of Honor, and was convicted under 18 USC 704 (the "Stolen Valor Act"), which makes it a crime to lie about receiving military honors. In a 5-3 decision, the court said the act is unconstitutional under the first amendment. Justice Kennedy wrote the court's opinion, joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg; Justice Breyer concurred (joined by Justice Kagan); and Justices (and Republican party operatives) Alito, Scalia, and Thomas dissented.

I'll come back to that—because the Court just announced National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius. Let me read this and follow up. Gimme a second.

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