Constitution defender David Rivkin to address Denver Federalist Society
Published October 6, 2011
Is it “game over” for ObamaCare? Can ObamaCare survive scrutiny by the Supreme Court? Lawyer, writer, and former White house counsel David Rivkin will address those questions and more as the keynote speaker at a Federalist Society luncheon tomorrow in Denver, CO.
David Rivkin will invite questions about the unconstitutionality of and legal challenge to ObamaCare, specifically its so-called “individual mandate” that all persons must buy health insurance or pay a fine.
The Federalist Society could not have engaged a more appropriate speaker for its Colorado Lawyers Chapter. David Rivkin was the first person to question the individual mandate’s constitutionality as early as 2009 in his Washington Post article, “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Mandate Questioned.” He also served as lead counsel of the 26-state lawsuit against the federal government.
In addition to his extensive writing on ObamaCare, David Rivkin has published more than 360 papers, articles, op-eds, book reviews, and book chapters on a variety of legal and defense-related issues, such as illegal immigration, the president’s war powers, the debt-ceiling, and most recently, the question of Palestinian statehood.
The Federalist Society luncheon is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.fed-soc.org/events/detail/challenging-obamacare-and-the-constitution.
About the Federalist Society
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a Washington, DC-based organization of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. The Federalist Society has chapters in nearly 65 cities across the country and in cities in Europe. The Society was founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is in the province and duty of the judiciary to state what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. For more information, visit www.thefederalistsociety.org.