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Obamacare Daily Oral Argument Briefing - Tuesday - MP3
Running Time: 00:59:43
On Tuesday, March 27, the U.S. Supreme Court continued hearing oral arguments in Florida v. HHS, better known as the Obamacare case. The federal courts below split on the constitutionality of the health care reform act. Tuesday's arguments focused on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Professor Randy Barnett, who attended Tuesday's oral arguments, reported from the Courthouse steps on exactly what transpired. Which justices seemed most dubious about the individual mandate, and which seemed most inclined to support Congress’ assertion of power? What were the major points of contention? Did the advocates for the government propound a judicially-administrable limiting principle on Congress’ power? Professor Barnett discussed these and other questions in this special Teleforum call.
- Prof. Randy E. Barnett,Georgetown University Law Center and architect of the Individual Mandate Challenge
- Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society