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Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Litigation and Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group Teleforum Tuesday, September 27, 02:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Six years after its enactment, Obamacare remains one of the most controversial, divisive, and enduring political issues in America. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013), Professor Blackman argues that, to implement the law, President Obama has broken promises about cancelled insurance policies, exceeded the traditional bounds of executive power, and infringed on religious liberty. At the same time, he writes that conservative opponents have stopped at nothing to unravel Obamacare, including a three-week government shutdown, four Supreme Court cases, and fifty repeal votes. Author Joshua Blackman and Michigan Law Professor Nicholas Bagley will join us to discuss the book and the saga of Obamacare.

Featuring

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, Author, Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, & Executive Power, Associate Professor of Law, Houston College of Law
  • Prof. Nicholas Bagley, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Zubik v. Burwell: Post-Decision

Short video featuring Michael W. McConnell
Michael W. McConnell July 29, 2016

Prof. Michael W. McConnell, Director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the recent Supreme Court case of Zubik v. Burwell. The case dealt with whether religious institutions should be exempt from the “contraceptive mandate” of the Affordable Care Act, specifically due to the provisions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.