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Professor Gillian Metzger '95 Explains Tax Power Used to Uphold Health Care Reform

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New York, Aug. 16, 2012Gillian E. Metzger ’95, the Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law and vice dean at Columbia Law School, discusses the ways in which the U.S. Constitution outlines Congress’s tax power, and how it has been applied to the recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.

Metzger, a leading constitutional law scholar who filed a brief arguing the tax power point in the case, spoke to a gathering of peers during a panel discussion, “Health Care Reform Cases: The Court Speaks on the Limits of Congressional Power,” held during the recent 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Metzger frequently writes about administrative law and federalism.


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