Unprecedented The Constitutional Challenge To Obamacare

Author: Josh Blackman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610393287
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Foreword by Randy E. Barnett

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court became the center of the political world. In a dramatic and unexpected 5–4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts voted on narrow grounds to save the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama.

On November 13, 2009, a group of Federalist Society lawyers met in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to devise a legal challenge to the constitutionality of President Obama's “legacy”—his healthcare reform. It seemed a very long shot, and was dismissed peremptorily by the White House, much of Congress, most legal scholars, and all of the media. Two years later the fight to overturn the Affordable Care Act became a political and legal firestorm. When, finally, the Supreme Court announced its ruling, the judgment was so surprising that two cable news channels misreported it and announced that the Act had been declared unconstitutional.

Unprecedented offers unrivaled inside access to how key decisions were made in Washington, based on interviews with over one hundred of the people who lived this journey—including the academics who began the challenge, the attorneys who litigated the case at all levels, and Obama administration attorneys who successfully defended the law. It reads like a political thriller, provides the definitive account of how the Supreme Court almost struck down President Obama's “unprecedented” law, and explains what this decision means for the future of the Constitution, the limits on federal power, and the Supreme Court.

A Review Of Unprecedented The Constitutional Challenge To Obamacare

Author: Kelso Randall
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN: 3659368113
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In his book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013), Professor Josh Blackman makes three major conclusions: (1) the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA/Obamacare) was unprecedented in a number of ways; (2) despite the Supreme Court eventually voting to uphold almost all of the ACA, the litigation was, in many respects, a substantial victory for the conservative legal movement; and (3) to the extent Chief Justice Roberts may have changed his position in the case sometime between his initial vote following oral argument and his final decision, it was likely the product of a desire to preserve long-term court legitimacy against a background of liberal political and media pressure. This review challenges each of these three conclusions, presenting the argument that: (1) the ACA, while a major piece of legislation, is not that unprecedented; (2) the litigation outcome was a substantial defeat for the conservative legal movement; and (3) the likely change in Chief Justice Roberts' position was due more to the dynamics of internal Court draft opinion writing, not outside political and media pressure.

Unprecedented

Author: Josh Blackman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610393295
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Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama.

Unprecedented

Author: Josh Blackman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610393295
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Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama.

Unprecedented

Author: Josh Blackman
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610393287
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Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama.

Unraveled

Author: Josh Blackman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107169011
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This legal thriller provides the definitive account of the battle to stop Obamacare from being 'woven into the fabric of America'.

A Conspiracy Against Obamacare

Author: R. Barnett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137363738
Size: 11.66 MB
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The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history.

The Roberts Court

Author: Marcia Coyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162753X
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The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom.

Restoring The Lost Constitution

Author: Randy E. Barnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084813X
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This updated edition features an afterword with further reflections on individual popular sovereignty, originalist interpretation, judicial engagement, and the gravitational force that original meaning has exerted on the Supreme Court in ...

Terrorism And Political Violence

Author: Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917220
Size: 24.83 MB
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This book introduces you to the key issues in contemporary studies on Terrorism. Its interdisciplinary approach provides a unique intellectual rigour which introduces readers to cutting-edge research.

The Last Line Of Defense

Author: Ken Cuccinelli
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 0770437109
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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads the historic fight against the unprecedented overreach of the federal government.

Unlocking Your Brilliance

Author: Karen Purcell
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1608323773
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Even though Karen Purcell excelled in math and science in high school, nobody ever talked to her about a career in the STEM fields.