Metzger Discusses Tax Power at ABA Annual Meeting

Winter 2012

Professor Gillian E. Metzger ’95 took part in a panel discussion on the limitations of congressional power during the 2012 American Bar Association Annual Meeting this past autumn in Chicago. Metzger, the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law and Law School vice dean, spoke about how Congress’ tax power played a role in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. As co-counsel on an amicus brief filed in the case by a group of law professors in January 2012, Metzger argued that the minimum coverage provision falls within Congress’ tax power.