American University Washington College of Law Experts Available to Comment on the Health Care Law Arguments before the United States Supreme Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about the health care reform law March 26-28, American University Washington College of Law’s constitutional law, health law, and tax law experts are available to comment on all issues in question.
Stephen Wermiel, fellow in law and government
Expertise: U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law
“It’s an unusual — not unprecedented but unusual — circumstance in which the court is going to find itself in one of the hottest political issues in the middle of a political campaign in which [its] decision may make a significant contribution in how the campaign plays out.” - Wermiel, quoted by Politico in "Recusal Fight Could Bedevil Supreme Court Health Care Ruling."
Daniel Marcus, fellow in law and government
Expertise: Courts, constitutional law
Stephen Vladeck, professor of law and associate dean for scholarship
Expertise: Federal vs. State Jurisdiction
"The question of when states are allowed to sue is a thorny one, but I think that if all states needed to challenge a federal law was some state law, then states could sue for anything." - Vladeck, quoted by the Washington Examiner in "Court Strikes Down Virginia's Health Care Lawsuit."
Lindsay Wiley, assistant professor of law
Ben Leff, assistant professor of law
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