Patt Morrison for June 28, 2012

What does today's ruling mean for the Commerce Clause?

Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: Susan Clark argues with a another protester about the Affordable Healthcare Act outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Court found the law to be constitutional and did not strike down any part of it. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

The Supreme Court's decision about the Affordable Healthcare Act will impact many aspects government, policy, including the Commerce Clause.

WEIGH IN:


How will Justice Roberts' reframing of the issue as a “tax increase” impact President Obama in the election and what does today’s ruling says about the commerce clause?

Is it implicitly undercut by this ruling? What other principles of law depend on the commerce clause? Are they now in jeopardy of disappearing?

Guest:

Vincent Bonventure, professor of law at Albany Law School and author of the "New York Court Watcher" blog


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