The Supreme Cout is a fallible body. It rarely overturns federal laws, because it is afraid to confront its peers in Washington, D.C. Over the last 40 years the Court has participated in gutting the Bill of Rights, allowing the War on Drugs to become a free for all for the police, who can now apparently stop and frisk anyone if they don't like the way you look. This is all OK to the court, because it is beholden to Washington, D.C.'s special interests--especially the police-military-industrial complex.
So, yesterday's decision shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone. Of course the court is going to uphold Congress's power to tax the living bejeesus out of all of us. The Court is supported by those tax dollars just like the rest of the corrupt mass in Washington, D.C.
The real question is--in 30-40 years, will we look back on that decision like we do Dred Scott, or similarly horrible decisions of the court. Or will it pass into history like our giant, monumental governmental debt...without hardly a notice or a care?