From the 2012 News Archive
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UM Carey Law Experts in the news on Health Care Reform

Faculty members of The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law have been called upon by the media to offer their expertise and insight into this week's historic arguments on the Affordable Care Act before the United States Supreme Court.

Days before the justices began hearing arguments, professors Leslie Meltzer Henry and Max Stearns released a joint opinion on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in a carefully researched op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.

After the second day of arguments focusing on the Act's individual mandate, Professor Stearns talked to Newsday about the critical role of Justice Kennedy and his search for satisfaction that the government met the heavy burden in justifying the individual mandate. In a separate Baltimore Sun article, Meltzer Henry likens portions of the Affordable Care Act to a 1942 Supreme Court decision on wheat farming.

Professor Robert Percival found an interesting way to use the Supreme Court arguments as a way to engage his Constitutional Law students in the legal arguments of the health reform law and the Constitution at the same time. Read this National Law Journal article to find out about the incentive he gave his students to come up with their own opinions on the case.

As the high court arguments commenced, Professor Percival also appeared on Washington, D.C.'s local FOX affiliate WTTG-TV to guide viewers through what is expected during the three-day hearing.

Longtime DC litigator, constitutional law professor and Founder and Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security Michael Greenberger, who has argued in front of the Supreme Court, appeared on several local and national radio outlets throughout the oral arguments phase. On WBAL, NPR, WTOP, and WYPR Greenberger gave listeners an excellent road map to what questions the justices will be considering, the implications of their opinions and how the opposing attorneys are arguing their respective sides of the case.

Associate Dean Mark Graber appeared on Maryland Public Television on Day 1 of oral arguments. Among other things, Graber helped explain which justices matter most to the outcome of the case.

 


George Lettis

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