As he did when he preserved Obamacare, Roberts sides with administration against conservatives

John & Barry commons.wikimedia.orgby Keith Koffler at Polizette  –  3/3/2016

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may already be affecting the High Court: Chief Justice John Roberts has sided with the Obama administration by allowing the EPA to continue imposing billions of dollars in costs on industries while it continues to fix a pollution regulation.

Roberts has come to Obama’s rescue before, famously casting the deciding vote to uphold Obamacare and earning the eternal enmity of stunned conservatives. The alacrity with which Roberts acted — unilaterally — to allow an Obama EPA regulation to stand suggests Scalia’s extraordinary influence is already being missed and more Obamacare-style rulings from the Goerge W. Bush-appointed Roberts may be on the way.

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