Obamacare Oral Arguments Event

Mar 28th, 2012


Please join the Civitas Institute and the NC Institute for Constitutional Law for a luncheon discussion on the merits of the Obamacare oral arguments. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a federally intrusive law that excessively interferes into the private lives of Americans. With several federal appellate courts reaching varying decisions regarding the individual mandate and other important provisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled an unprecedented amount of time for oral arguments. On March 26, the Court will hear arguments on the Anti-Injunction Act, which prohibits lawsuits from stopping a tax before it has been imposed. On the second day, the Court will cover the individual mandate arguments. On the third and final day, the Court will hear severability arguments determining which provisions may stand if only parts of Obamacare, such as the individual mandate, are struck down. It will also hear arguments on the massive expansion of state Medicaid programs under Obamacare.

The event will begin with a brief healthcare poll presentation with specifically targeted questions related to Obamacare and the atmosphere in North Carolina. We will then have a panel discussion with distinguished speakers to discuss the merits of the oral arguments and the law’s likelihood of being upheld constitutionally. The panel will also discuss the nature of an appeal and how an appeal differs from a trial or other lower court hearing. Confirmed speakers include Mr. Tom Farr of Ogletree Deakins and Mr. Sean Andrussier of Duke University’s School of Law, both of whom have extensive appellate litigation experience.

For more information or to register, please click here.


Clarion State Capital Hotel
320 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC, 27603
Price: $15