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UT Law professors available on Supreme Court Health Care ruling


UT College of Law Professors Rebecca Zietlow (bio) and Lee Strang (bio) are available to speak to the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act coming Thursday.

During arguments before the court in March, Zietlow and Strang took opposite sides in the debate over what the Court would ultimately decide.

Zietlow has said she believes the Court will and should uphold the law.

“I think the Court should and will uphold the 2010 Affordable Care Act because it always has deferred to congressional power to regulate the economy and it should continue to do so,” Zietlow said.


“This case is really about the type of policy issues that are best suited for the politically accountable legislature, and not the unaccountable federal courts. If the Court does strike down the Act, it will widely and correctly be viewed as a political decision,” she said.

Meanwhile Strang has said he believes the Court will find the individual mandate in the law unconstitutional and called the decision “one of the most significant cases in a generation.”

“At stake is whether the federal government will remain limited to its enumerated powers,” Strang said. “The threatened loss of this foundational principle will, I believe, lead the Court to strike down the individual mandate.”


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