Guest lecturer to talk about court’s decision on health care legislation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Georgetown University Professor Randy Barnett is the Florida Law Review’s 32nd Annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law.
Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, will discuss the recent United States Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. Friday in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Barnett has written and commented extensively on the Affordable Care Act and represented the National Federal of Independent Businesses as its case against the ACA was presented before the Supreme Court last spring.
Barnett will discuss the general implications of the court’s landmark decision, as well as fundamental misunderstandings he perceives among the legal academic community regarding the decision’s import.
Barnett’s lecture, “Who Won the Obamacare Case (and Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss the Boat)?,” precedes an article of the same name to be published in an upcoming edition of the Florida Law Review.