Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Supreme Court Cert Alert: Obamacare Case Granted, BP Case Pending - Podcast

Federalist Society Practice Groups Podcast featuring Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and John S. Baker, Jr., John S. Baker, Jr. Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and Professor Emeritus at LSU Law School
"On Friday, November 7, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for cert in King v. Burwell, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning the payment of subsidies to participants in federally-run versus state-run health care exchanges. Many believe a decision that cuts against the government's interpretation of the statute could undermine Obamacare. A temporary circuit split on the issue was obviated weeks ago when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to en banc review of a three-judge panel decision that reached a result different than had the Fourth Circuit. Our experts discussed why the Court agreed to hear a case that upheld a federal government interpretation of a federal statute."