Legal foundation sponsors panel with anti-ObamaCare braintrust
Published on October 20, 2010
by Social Media Solutions
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA)
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Things could get heated when the two most prominent, well-versed legal figures in the closely watched battle against ObamaCare join two Democrats, one a former governor of Pennsylvania and the other a current Duke law professor, on a panel to discuss how the cases against health care reform are currently faring in court.
The Washington Legal Foundation Media Briefing Series presents “The States v. ‘ObamaCare’: Legal Challenges to the Health Reform Law and How They Are Faring in Court” on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the M.J. Murdock Center For Free Enterprise in Washington, D.C. The panel discussion will be broadcast live online at www.wlf.org. Free online registration is required.
Moderated by the former governor of Pennsylvania, Dick Thornburgh, who is expected to challenge the attorneys, the panelists include attorney David B. Rivkin Jr., constitutional expert and lead counsel in the 20-state lawsuit filed in Florida as well as Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II, and Walter Dellinger, a Duke law professor and head of appellate practice at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP.
“This panel should be particularly interesting because we can now discuss actual rulings and the judges’ commentary in the cases,” Rivkin said, referring partially to the two separate judges’ rulings in Virginia and Florida that found each plaintiff had standing in the case. “We’re moving beyond the predictions.”
While the judges in the cases believe the battle will eventually be decided before the U.S. Supreme Court, current momentum against ObamaCare in the lower courts should make for a lively and enlightening evening of debate.