You Won’t Believe John Roberts’ King v. Burwell Opinion

You Won’t Believe John Roberts’ King v. Burwell Opinion

Read Chief Justice John Roberts make quick work of people who think words mean what they say.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 14–114
DAVID KING, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. SYLVIA
BURWELL, SECRETARY OF HEALTH

AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF
APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

[June 25, 2015]

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is

Affirmed.

Actual opinion here.

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