The Road to Obamacare Runs through Reagan Country: The Legacy of Nixon’s and Reagan’s Efforts to Reshape the Supreme Court

Lecture Description

The issue of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has deep roots in the Supreme Court, beginning in the 1930s and running through the Court’s transformation by Republican Presidents Nixon and Reagan. This lecture discusses the ways in which changes in personnel have led to changes in law that impacted the Supreme Court’s ultimate 5-4 decision to uphold Obamacare.

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Constitutional and Legal Presidential

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