Obamacare in the Supreme Court

CONFERENCE
Friday, March 23, 2012
10:45 AM - 2:15 PM (Luncheon to Follow)

Featuring Michael Cannon, Cato Institute; Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center; Jagadeesh Gokhale, Cato Institute; Timothy Sandefur, Pacific Legal Foundation; Simon Lazarus, National Senior Citizens Law Center; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute and Roger Pilon, Cato Institute.

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On Monday, March 26, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral argument on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, "ObamaCare," which will run for six hours over three days. Brought against the Obama administration by 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business, and two individuals, the case, Florida v. Dept. of Health & Human Services, raises fundamental questions about the scope of Congress's powers, the powers reserved to the states, and the rights of individuals in the critical realm of medical care. It is, without question, the most important case the Court has taken in decades. Please join us, three days before oral argument begins, for an analysis of this Act, the legal theories that will be before the Court, and the implications of its possible rulings.

10:15 a.m. Registration
10:45 a.m. – Noon Panel 1: The Individual Mandate and Severability



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Moderator: Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute

Panelists:
Michael Cannon
, Cato Institute
Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Panel 2: Medicaid and the States


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Moderator: Roger Pilon, Cato Institute

Panelists:
Jagadeesh Gokhale, Cato Institute
Timothy Sandefur, Pacific Legal Foundation
Simon Lazarus, National Senior Citizens Law Center

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