Buckley Op-ed in USA Today

Professor F.H. Buckley contributed an opinion piece to USA Today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell.

Buckley is the author of a recent book on presidential government and parliamentary systems called The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America.


In today’s Obamacare decision (King v. Burwell), the Supreme Court has reacted to the new constitutional regime in which the country finds itself.

To read the majority decision of Chief Justice Roberts, the case was simply a matter of statutory construction. In reality, the issues were far broader, and involve the separation of powers and the most fundamental principles of American government.

You pass it, you bought it, says high court: Column, USA Today, June 25, 2015. By F.H. Buckley.

Read the opinion piece