"In affirming the 'individual mandate' contained in the Affordable Care Act, in refusing to strike down other portions of the controversial health care law, the Chief Justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr., saved the chief executive of the United States, Barack Obama, from great political embarrassment. At the same time, the chief justice also perhaps spared the Court itself, as an institution, from being dragged further into the thick of partisan fury this election season. The self-proclaimed and much-maligned 'umpire' struck back."
"All of this week's important rulings were decided by a single justice. Don't like that? Vote in the presidential election."