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Law professor discusses Supreme Court’s healthcare hearings


President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law was up for debate March 26-28. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act was constitutional.

On Tuesday, the high court focused on the individual mandate – the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. College of Law Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, who is a member of the Supreme Court Bar, was in the courtroom. The chair of the Institute for Justice, Foley is an expert in constitutional law and healthcare law. She is a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox News, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Foley said on FIU’s Facebook page, “If Justice Kennedy is the key, the individual mandate seems to be in trouble. He pressed the government hard to explain how the mandate would affect individual liberty long term. He suggested it would affect the relationship between individuals and the federal government in a ‘fundamental way.’”

The litigator and author of The Tea Party: Three Principles and The Law of Life and Death sat down with FIU News to share her thoughts on the case. Check out the video below to hear more.

A ruling is expected in June. To hear audio recordings of the proceedings, visit the Supreme Court’s website.