UChicagoLaw on Affordable Care Act Decision

The Opinion

Read the opinion.

Faculty Discussion

See the transcript of our live-tweeted faculty discussion on Storify.

Quotes from the Faculty

  • Prof. Anup Malani
    • “The Chief Justice found a compromise nobody expected."
    • “The debate over activism is more political than legal. Activism (as a concept) has been cheapened. It means ‘I disagree with the Court.’”
    • "The court is going to start looking less activist whether you're on the left or the right."
  • Prof. David Strauss:
    • "To me the only surprising thing is that this was 5-4 and not 8-1 or 9-0."
    • "This became a political fight. It stopped being a legal fight. That explains why something that should have been an open and shut case became so controversial."
    • "It's not twisted logic to say it's bad policy but still constitutional."

In the News

July 16, 2012
Huffington Post
"After the Supreme Court Ruling: The Reckoning for Health Care Costs "
by Anup Malani
July 11, 2012
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
"Professor criticizes justices"
by John Flynn Rooney
July 3, 2012
The Huffington Post
"Savaging Roberts: Conservatives Run Amok "
by Geoffrey R. Stone
June 29, 2012
The Nation
"In the Healthcare Decision, a Hidden Threat? "
by Aziz Huq
June 29, 2012
Defining Ideas
"What Was Roberts Thinking?"
by Richard A. Epstein
June 28, 2012
The Atlantic
"The 9 Votes on 7 Issues in the Health Care Ruling"
by Garance Franke-Ruta
June 28, 2012
The New York Times
"A Confused Opinion"
by Richard A. Epstein
June 28, 2012
The Huffington Post
"'The Broccoli Horrible': Ginsburg Shreds Roberts"
by Geoffrey R. Stone
June 28, 2012
WBUR
"Health Care Ruling’s Impact"
by On Point with Tom Ashbrook
June 28, 2012
WBEZ
"Live Affordable Care Act updates from Eight Forty-Eight"
by Caroline O'Donovan and Kate Dries
June 27, 2012
WTTW
"Preview of Supreme Court Health Care Ruling"
by Chicago Tonight
June 14, 2012
WTTW
"Health Care Law Analysis"
by Chicago Tonight
May 3, 2012
Bloomberg.com
"Yes, the Health-Care Mandate Is About Liberty"
by Jonathan Cohn and David A. Strauss
April 13, 2012
Chicago Tribune
"When is judicial activism appropriate?"
by Geoffrey R. Stone
April 5, 2012
The Nation
"The Real Battle Over the Affordable Care Act"
by Aziz Huq
April 4, 2012
The Nation
"Why the Affordable Care Act Does Not Put Your Freedom At Risk"
by Aziz Huq
April 3, 2012
Defining Ideas
"Justice Kennedy's Million Dollar Question"
by Richard A. Epstein
March 28, 2012
WTTW
"Final Day of Supreme Court Health Care Hearing"
by Chicago Tonight
March 28, 2012
Huffington Post
"The Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, and the Slippery Slope "
by Geoffrey R. Stone
March 27, 2012
Charlie Rose
"The Supreme Court reviews health-care law"
March 26, 2012
Chicago Tonight
"Health Care Reform"
by WTTW
March 26, 2012
Defining Ideas
"Obamacare: An Unconstitutional Misadventure"
by Richard A. Epstein
February 14, 2012
Defining Ideas
"Obamacare's Bully Mandate"
by Richard A. Epstein
August 12, 2011
SCOTUSblog
"The Constitutional challenges to the PPACA: Why don’t we go back to first principles"
by Richard A. Epstein
February 1, 2011
The Nation
"In Healthcare Ruling, Libertarianism by Judicial Diktat "
by Aziz Huq
January 18, 2011
Uncommon Knowledge
"The law with Epstein and Yoo"
by Hoover Institution