The Aftermath: The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

Date: 
March 29, 2012

On the morning after the U.S. Supreme Court completed three days of argument on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, ACS hosted a special media briefing with leading voices on the law. The cases raise fundamental questions about the meaning of Congress’s commerce and taxing powers, questions that reflect underlying debates about how the Constitution’s enduring principles should be interpreted to meet the needs of our modern society. Speakers teased out highlights from the arguments and provide in-depth analysis that considers the issues covered over all three days of arguments.

The panel discussion featured:

  • Moderator, Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Walter Dellinger, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General for Maryland
  • Maya Wiley, Founder and President, Center for Social Inclusion