David Herring and Arthur Hellman on the U.S. Supreme Court and the New Health Care Law
Professors David Herring and Arthur Hellman discussed the constitutional nuts and bolts of a challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul bill that is likely to wind up this year before the U.S. Supreme Court. In a front-page article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Professors Herring and Hellman explained exactly where this landmark legal case fits in relation to the Court's long history of commerce clause jurisprudence. Professor Herring explained that he will be teaching these very issues to first-year law students in Pitt Law's new Lawyering course, and discussed what the students will see when surveying the constitutional landscape. According to Professor Hellman, it is far from clear what the Court will do. "You're talking about all of this case law interpreting the rather sparse language of the Constitution."