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Quotes - Chief Justice Roberts: "It Is Not Our Job to Protect the People From the Consequences of Their Political Choices"

Below are two quotes from Chief Justice Roberts on the Supreme Court's responsibility in handling the health care law.

“We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation’s elected leaders.”

“Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

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