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Congress Acted Within Its Authority in Enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

Written by Justin Shubow

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The Federalist Society has a very recent excellent debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Also below is a very excellent debate from both sides of the issue.

The Supreme Court will hear the health care argument, as the Hill reports: Supreme Court Sets Aside Three Days in March for Health Care Argument 

The Hill reports the following breaking news regarding the Supreme Court's decision to rule on the constitutionality of ObamaCare:

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on President Obama's healthcare law over a three-day span in late March.  The schedule further confirms the universal expectation that the court will issue a ruling on the healthcare law next June, at the height of the 2012 campaign.

The Supreme Court will begin on March 26 with one hour of arguments on whether it can reach a decision on the reform law before 2014. There is a possibility that a separate federal law will prevent the courts from ruling until the law's individual mandate has taken effect.

On March 27, the justices will hear two hours of arguments on the core question of whether the mandate is unconstitutional.  And on March 28, the court will hear arguments on two issues: how much, if any, of the law's other provisions can be upheld if the mandate is unconstitutional, and whether the health law's Medicaid expansion is constitutional.

The court will not hear any other cases during that three-day span.

The Debate: Source | The Federalist Society Paul D. Clement, Laurence H. Tribe, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Eugene B. Meyer

The Fourth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 12, 2011, during The Federalist Society's 2011 National Lawyers Convention. The debate, titled "RESOLVED: Congress Acted Within Its Authority in Enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", featured Prof. Laurence H. Tribe of Harvard Law School and Hon. Paul D. Clement of Bancroft PLLC and former U.S. Solicitor General with Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz of the Georgetown Law Center as the moderator. Introduction by Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President of the Federalist Society.

Fourth Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon
RESOLVED: Congress Acted Within Its Authority in Enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

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