Health Care Reform in the Courts
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
BRIEF: "Corporate Religious Liberty: Why Corporations Are Not Entitled to Religious Exemptions" by Caroline Mala Corbin, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law (January 23, 2014)
BRIEF: "With Religious Liberty for All: A Defense of the Affordable Care Act's Contraception Coverage Mandate" by Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair, Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor at Brigham Young University Law School (October 18, 2012)
NEWS: "Exemptions from the 'Contraception Mandate' Threaten Religious Liberty," The Washington Post, by Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair, Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor at Brigham Young University Law School (January 15, 2014)
BLOG: "The Unestablished Constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act" by Leslie C. Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV Boyd School of Law (December 16, 2013)
BLOG: "Large For-Profit Corporations Do Not Exercise Religion" by Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair, Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor at Brigham Young University Law School (December 9, 2013)
BLOG: "Employers Test Boundaries of First Amendment in Contraception Lawsuits" by Frederick Mark Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair, Professor of Law and ACS Faculty Advisor at Brigham Young University Law School (December 3, 2013)
BLOG: "Can Corporations Pray? The Next Big Fight over Obamacare" by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center (October 21, 2013)
PANEL: "Reproductive Health and Women's Rights: The States, Courts and Congress" feat. Juliet Eilperin, Roger Evans, Dawn Johnsen, Elizabeth Nash, Heidi Williamson and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) (January 28, 2014)
BRIEF: "Environmental Law after Sebelius: Will the Court's New Spending Power Limits Affect Environmental State-Federal Partnerships?" by Erin S. Ryan, Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School (October 1, 2013)
BLOG: "Federal Court’s ‘Convincing’ Rebuff of Challenge to Affordable Care Act" by Timothy S. Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law (January 17, 2014)
BLOG: "DOJ Counters Group’s Effort to Block ACA’s Birth-Control Policy" by Nicholas Alexiou (January 3, 2014)
BLOG: "What the Gilardi Court Got Right and Wrong" by Caroline Mala Corbin, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law (November 26, 2013)
BLOG: "Tireless Promoter of 'Originalist' Judges, a Player in Campaign to Scuttle Health Care Law" by Jeremy Leaming (October 7, 2013)
BLOG: "Ask Cora McRae about Coercive Federal Spending" by Emily J. Martin, Vice President and General Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center (October 3, 2013)
BLOG: "Education Law and the New Coercion Doctrine" by Eloise Pasachoff, Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (October 2, 2013)
BLOG: "Obamacare Derangement Syndrome – OCDS" by Robert N. Weiner, Liitigation Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; former Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (September 3, 2013)
National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
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. On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act's integral "minimum coverage provision."
For the Court's opinion, click here.
For reactions to the ruling from ACS experts, click here.
BRIEF: "The Health Care Lawsuits: Unraveling A Century of Constitutional Law and The Fabric of Modern American Government" by Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (February 8, 2011)
BRIEF: "Mandatory Health Insurance - Is It Constitutional?" by Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel at the National Senior Citizens Law Center (December 22, 2009)
PANEL: "After Oral Arguments: The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act" feat. Walter Dellinger, Adam Liptak and Stephen G. Bradbury (June 16, 2012)
PANEL: "The Aftermath: The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act" feat. Caroline Fredrickson, Walter Dellinger, Douglas Gansler and Maya Wiley (March 29, 2012)