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This short book analyzes the Obamacare case — focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never told about — including the fact that the constitutional framers themselves had approved mandates to buy health insurance!

“Anyone who cares about the Supreme Court's approach to constitutional issues -- and especially about the claims of some Justices that they try to follow the Constitution's original meaning – must read Einer Elhauge's ...
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Obamacare on Trial

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Overview

This short book analyzes the Obamacare case — focusing on many points the Supreme Court was never told about — including the fact that the constitutional framers themselves had approved mandates to buy health insurance!

“Anyone who cares about the Supreme Court's approach to constitutional issues -- and especially about the claims of some Justices that they try to follow the Constitution's original meaning – must read Einer Elhauge's devastating analysis of what all nine Justices, and the hundreds of advocates whose briefs and arguments they studied, simply failed to take into account when the Supreme Court decided the Health Care Case of 2012. No history of that decision will be complete unless it includes this brilliant and eminently readable little book -- a book that deserves to become an instant classic.” – Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law Professor, leading constitutional law scholar, acclaimed Supreme Court advocate, and author of many books, including the highly influential treatise, American Constitutional Law.

“Einer Elhauge is the single best and most incisive commentator on the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act more generally. His gathering of precedent and penetrating analysis will convince you that much of the Court's arguments were mistaken.” – Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Medical School Professor, former Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Obama White House OMB, and New York Times columnist
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Editorial Reviews

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“An illuminating analysis of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare that offers rigor and insight, written by a brilliant legal mind.” – Amy Chua, Yale Law Professor and author of World on Fire, Days of Empire, and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.
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“Elhauge asked a brilliant and devastatingly simple question of the Supreme Court's so-called ‘originalists.’ They simply ignored it. This beautiful book tells a story history won't forget.” – Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Professor, and leading scholar and author of many books on Constitutional Law and Internet Law.
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“Einer Elhauge brings to the debate over the individual mandate an extraordinary combination of skills: he is deeply knowledgeable about health policy, and he is also a terrific lawyer. This book is the result of his exceptional insight, and it demonstrates why the attacks on the health care reform law were so utterly misguided. Anyone who wants to understand this chapter in our history should read this book.” – David Strauss, University of Chicago Law Professor.
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“Elhauge's lucid account of the battle over health care mandates seeks answers to important questions wherever they may lie, without letting policy preferences or political ideology drive outcomes. That's a rare and refreshing approach. He re-inspires confidence in the notion that the Constitution's principles can unite people with disparate views, rather than being bent by a bare majority to whatever preordained task is at hand.” Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law Professor.
From the Book Jacket
“Einer Elhauge is the single best and most incisive commentator on the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act more generally. His gathering of precedent and penetrating analysis will convince you that much of the Court's arguments were mistaken.” – Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Medical School Professor, former Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Obama White House OMB, and New York Times columnist
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014920568
  • Publisher: Einer Elhauge
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,287,595
  • File size: 276 KB

Meet the Author

Einer Elhauge is the Petrie Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Founding Director of the Petrie-Flom Center in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. For his website and publications, see http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/elhauge/
He served as Chairman of the Antitrust Advisory Committee to the Obama Campaign. He teaches a gamut of courses ranging from Antitrust, Contracts, Corporations, Legislation, and Health Care Law. Before coming to Harvard, he was a Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and clerked for Judge Norris on the 9th Circuit and Justice Brennan on the Supreme Court. He received both his A.B. and his J.D. from Harvard, graduating first in his law school class.
He is an author of numerous pieces on range of topics even broader than he teaches, including antitrust (monopolization, predatory pricing, tying, bundled discounts, loyalty discounts, disgorgement, petitioning and state action immunity, the Google Books Settlement, and the Harvard v. Chicago schools of antitrust), public law (statutory interpretation, legislative term limits, the 2000 Presidential election, the ObamaCare mandate, and the implications of interest group theory for judicial review), corporate law (social responsibility and sale of control doctrine), patent law (patent holdup and royalty stacking), the legal profession (the value of litigation and counseling advice), and health law policy (healthcare fragmentation, medical technology assessment, how to make health law a coherent legal field, and how to devise a morally just and cost effective medical system). His most recent books include: “Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2012)”; “The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions” (Oxford University Press 2010); "Statutory Default Rules" (Harvard University Press 2008); “U.S. Antitrust Law and Economics (Foundation Press 2011)”; and “Global Competition Law and Economics” (Hart Publishing 2011). Currently he is writing books about Contract Theory, Health Law Policy, and Re-engineering Human Biology, as well as working on articles on sundry other topics.
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