AirTalk for March 26, 2012

SCOTUS takes on health care law, day 1

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

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Demonstrators for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act march and chant in outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building on March 26, 2012, in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality of the act.

Before the U.S. Supreme Court justices can decide on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, they’ll hear arguments about whether it’s too soon to rule on the challenge to the law’s insurance requirement. What’s at stake? Does the Anti-Injunction apply in this case?

Guests:

Lisa McElroy, Professor of Law, Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law & Supreme Court scholar

John Eastman, Professor of Law & Community Service and Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and former Dean at Chapman University School of Law

David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; author, most recently, of “The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable” (New Press)


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