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PRESS CALL: Legal Experts Discuss 6th Circuit Ruling the Affordable Care Act Constitutional

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first court of appeals to rule on the constitutionality on the Affordable Care Act. The Court affirmed the decision of the lower court and held that the law’s individual responsibility provision is "a valid exercise of Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause."

Please join former United States Solicitor General Walter Dellinger, Center for American Progress Chief Operating Officer Neera Tanden, Public Policy Counsel to the National Senior Citizens Law Center Simon Lazarus and CAP legal analyst Ian Millhiser for immediate reaction to the 6th Circuit decision.

What: Press call to 6th Circuit ruling the Affordable Care Act constitutional


Walter Dellinger, Former U.S. Solicitor General and Chair of the Appellate Practice at O’Melveny & Meyers

Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer for the Center for American Progress

Simon Lazarus, Public Policy Counsel to the National Senior Citizens Law Center

Ian Millhiser, Policy analyst and editor of ThinkProgress Justice

When: Wednesday, June 29th at 2:30pm

Call Info: (877) 210-8943

Conference ID: 80403877

To hear today’s press call, click here.

***Please note this call will be recorded. By dialing into this call you consent to be recorded.***


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