Obergefell v. Hodges, is a double defeat for conservatives. At the same moment that a majority of the Court declared the United States to be a marriage equality nation, Chief Justice Roberts announced to his fellow conservatives that their most ambitious legal cases are doomed to failure.
King v. Burwell is the most perfect victory that the Obama administration could have achieved in this case. It not only preserves Obamacare today, it sharply limits the scope of future cases seeking to undermine the law.
Chief Justice Roberts appears to believe that lawmakers should "follow the preferences" of their supporters and give "special consideration" to the disproportionately wealthy individuals who fund their election.