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American Constitution Society: Resource Page. Affordable Care Act Links

American Constitution Society: Resource Page. Affordable Care Act Links
released September 13, 2011
Before the ink from President Obama’s signature was dry on the landmark health care reform law, opponents across the country had begun a campaign to use the courts to do what they couldn’t do through legislative means – undermine the new law. ACS has created this page as a resource for its members and other interested individuals that will allow for easy tracking of challenges to the health care reform law and resources about them.

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  • Feb. 9 (appellants’ reply brief due)

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 The Latest News

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Issue Briefs

 

Briefings

  • ACS hosted a phone briefing with former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and member of ACS’s Board of Advisors, and Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen, former acting Assistant Attorney General and member of ACS’s Board of Directors. Click here for audio of the call.
  • ACS hosted a phone briefing with Timothy Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee Univeristy School of Law on August 19, 2011. This call is moderated by University of Chicago Law Professor and ACS Chair Geoffrey R. Stone. Audio of the call is available here.
  • ACS hosted a phone briefing with Walter Dellinger, former acting US Solicitor General under President Bill Clinton, a partner at O’Melveny &  Myers LLP, and the Douglas B. Maggs Professor Emeritus of Law at Duke University on March 22, 2011. Audio of the call is available here.
  • ACS cosponsored a press call on the December decision by a federal district judge in Virginia addressing the constitutionality of the health care law. The call was covered by NPRThe Washington PostDaily Kos, andThe Huffington Post.
  • In response to the federal judge’s October ruling in Florida that allowed the lawsuit filed by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum against the health care reform law to proceed, ACS cosponsored a press call, availablehereTalk Radio News and Talking Points Memo quote experts from the call, and The Atlantic Wire includes analysis from the call’s participants.

 

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Guest Blogs and Video Podcasts

*ACSblog hosted a symposium to mark the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. You can view it here.

  • The National Senior Citizens Law Center’s Simon Lazarus analyzes the Sixth Circuit’s decision upholding the health care reform law, noting that Judge Sutton’s opinion, as the first Republican appointee to uphold the constitutionality of the law, “could be one to which members of the high court’s conservative bloc will give serious attention.”
  • Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA School of Law, analyzes oral argument in the health care reform case before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Drake Law School Professor Ian Bartrum argues the “individual mandate” is vital to health care reform and is constitutional.
  • Sara Rosenbaum, professor of Health Law and Policy and chair of the Department of Health Policy at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Service, reflects on the benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act, particularly for the poor and underserved.
  • UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler comments on the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel for the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and Professor Ilya Somin of George Mason University weigh in on the Affordable Care Act here.
  • UCLA Law Professor Adam Winkler examines interstate compacts, “Republicans’ latest effort to circumvent the Constitution.”
  • Simon Lazarus addresses the Justice Department’s request that Judge Vinson clarify his Florida ruling on the health care reform law.
  • Simon Lazarus offers an overview of his new Issue Brief on the pending health care reform challenges.
  • American University Washington College of Law Professors Steve Vladeck and Amanda Frost criticize Judge Vinson’s severability analysis.
  • Kathrine Jack, an attorney in Greenfield, Indiana, remarks on efforts by state legislatures to nullify the health care reform law.
  • Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA School of Law, analyzes Judge vinson’s opinion striking down the Affordable Care Act.
  • Simon Lazarus reponds to the Florida federal district court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act.
  • Rochelle Bobroff of the National Senior Citizens Law Center examines Judge Henry Hudson’s December decision on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Steven D. Schwinn, professor at The John Marshall Law School, discusses the judicial activism underlying Judge Henry E. Hudson’s decision, arguing, “Aggressive judicial restriction on authority, not aggressive protection of individual rights, is the kind of judicial activism that poses the real threat to democracy.”
  • Health care law experts Adam Winkler, Erwin Chemerinsky and Timothy Jost comment on Judge Henry E. Hudson’s December ruling on the health care reform law.
  • Simon Lazarus and Sergio Munoz of the National Senior Citizens Law Center scrutinize the first judicial decision on the pending constitutional challenges to the health care reform law.
  • NSCLC’s Simon Lazarus discusses state lawsuits against health care reform in a video podcast interview with ACSblog.
  • American University Washington College of Law’s Erin Louise Palmer considers how the Kagan nomination relates to the health care reform debate.

ACS Experts in the News

  • BNA quotes Walter Dellinger, partner at O’Melveny & Lyers LLP and former acting Solicitor General, in reaction to the decision of the 4th Circuit.
  • The Des Moines Register published an op-ed by Drake University Law Professor and ACS Student Chapter Advisor Mark Kende. (8/25/11)
  • The Congressional Quarterly quoted Professor Timothy Jost’s comments from an ACS briefing on the Eleventh Circuit’s recent health care decision. (8/19/11)
  • Simon Lazarus is featured in a piece by PBS after the 11th Circuit health care decision struck down the individual mandate. (8/12/11)
  • Dawn Johnsen blogs for SCOTUSblog about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. (8/3/11)
  • Simon Lazarus writes an opinion piece for Slate on the “individual mandate” contained in Paul Ryan’s budget plan. The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein summarizes and expands on Lazarus’s article. (5/3/11)
  • USA Today article on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act quotes participants in a recent ACS panel discussionon the subject. (4/13/11)
  • Simon Lazarus and Professor Timothy Jost argue against an expedited Supreme Court decision on the health care reform law in Slate. (2/25/11)
  • In The Huffington Post, Simon Lazarus examines the political balance in the courts as the debate over health care progresses. (7/16/10)
  • Ohio Attorney General Richard Corday defends his decision not to join a lawsuit challenging the healthcare reform bill in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (4/4/10)
  • The Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein praises Simon Lazarus’s ACS Issue Brief on the constitutionality of health care reform. (3/24/10)

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