The Healthcare Mandate: Is It Constitutional?

Columbus Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Athletic Club of Columbus
136 East Broad Street, Columbus

Featured Speakers:
Maurice Thompson
Dan Kobil



  • Maurice Thompson, Executive Director, 1851 Center for Constitutional Law
  • Dan Kobil, Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

President Obama got his healthcare plan through Congress. But will he get it through the courts? And if so, how? Is it constitutional (or unconstitutional) because it relates (or doesn't relate) to interstate commerce? Is it constitutional (or not) because it's a tax? Maurice Thompson and Dan Kobil will explore these and related issues in a spirited and scholarly debate. Mr. Thompson is Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, a non-profit constitutional rights advocacy firm, and recently won a victory in the Ohio Supreme Court allowing petitioners to collect signatures to place a challenge to the federal healthcare mandate on the Ohio ballot in November. Professor Kobil is an expert in constitutional law and Professor of Law at Capital University Law School.

Registration details: The cost is $20.00 ($5.00 for students). Members and non-members alike are always welcome. RSVP to the president, Jacob Huebert, at or 614-386-2063. Pay at the door or in advance by cash or by check (to The Federalist Society, P.O. Box 1434, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1434). To join the Columbus Lawyers Chapter, include an additional $25.00 payable to The Federalist Society. We look forward to seeing you on August 10.