King v. Burwell: U.S. Supreme Court Preview of the Next Challenge to the Affordable Care Act

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On March 4, 2015 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on King v. Burwell. The Federalist Society proudly hosts a panel discussion ahead of the oral arguments. King v. Burwell focuses on whether the Internal Revenue Service may permissibly promulgate regulations to extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government under Section 1321 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Mr. Simon Lazarus, Senior Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
  • Ms. Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Mr. Robert N. Weiner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Moderator: Mr. Robert Barnes, Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Introduction: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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Affordable Care Act Case Decided: King v. Burwell - June 25, 2015
Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler, Josh Blackman, and David B. Rivkin, Jr.

Obamacare Back in the Supreme Court: King v. Burwell - March 4, 2015
Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler.

Supreme Court Cert Alert: Obamacare Case Granted, BP Case Pending - November 12, 2014
Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler and John S. Baker, Jr.

Federal Health Care Exchanges Not Eligible for Subsidies: Halbig v. Burwell - July 22, 2014
Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler and Nicholas Bagley.

Halbig v. Sebelius - The Next Threat to Obamacare? - April 16, 2014
Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler and Nicholas Bagley.

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Should Judges Judge?: The Affordable Care Act, Subsidies, and Judicial Engagement - November 19, 2014
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