Students, Community Leaders Gain Insight on the Impact of Affordable Care Act Ruling
July 16, 2012 – Professor Devin Schindler spoke Wednesday, July 11 to 60 law students and community leaders about the recently upheld Affordable Care Act. Schindler discussed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the controversial case, telling listeners that the act is among the most important and misunderstood cases decided in recent history. The presentation, entitled "Justice Roberts, Liberals and the Upholding of the Affordable Care Act" was sponsored by the Cooley Law School chapter of the Federalist Society. In this presentation, Schindler addressed the big issues left open by the court's opinion, including the question of tax vs. penalty, and the ability of Congress to compel private conduct through the power of taxation.
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