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On healthcare, time for some judicial restraint
Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court justices, like anyone else, sometimes change their minds.

True, there is stare decisis, the principle that they shouldn’t change their minds too often. Reason: If you expect citizens and the government to obey the law, they need to know what the law is and will be. Also, it’s only fair to treat people in similar situations similarly.

But stare decisis is not a hard-and-fast rule.