The government’s chief advocate got hammered for his defense of Obamacare before the Supreme Court. Former solicitor general Charles Fried on what his critics got wrong.
Charles Fried teaches constitutional law at Harvard Law School. He was Solicitor General during the second Reagan Administration, and the author of Because It Is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror.
The debt fiasco proved that any decent, honest politician like the president doesn’t stand a chance.