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What are the legal implications of the health care ruling? Gregory Katsas weighs in

The new precedent set by the Supreme Court's ruling on the individual mandate could affect future laws passed by Congress. 

Gregory Katsas, a former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas who argued against the health care law, appears on Starting Point this morning to discuss the implications of the Court's decision.

“I was surprised and disappointed of course at the result,” Katsas tells Soledad.

Chief Justice Roberts’ swing vote on the law was an unexpected twist to the ruling, considering that he tends to lean conservative.

Katsas explains that he believes Roberts upheld the statue only by “turning it into something very different.” 

Watch the clip above for more from Soledad’s interview with Katsas on Starting Point. 


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