A Moot Court: Health Care on Trial

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A Moot Court: Health Care on Trial


Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.


Admission is FREE. Advance reservations required.

Please note, this event is sold out. Click here to watch the live webcast.



Location:

James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse

601 Market Street | Philadelphia


Can the Obama Administration's health care reform law – the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – withstand constitutional scrutiny? Just one week before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case of Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, the National Constitution Center puts the law to the test during its annual Peter Jennings Project moot court program. Neal Katyal former Acting Solicitor General in the Obama Administration, will represent the federal government; Charles Rothfeld, a D.C. attorney and director of the Yale Law School Supreme Court Clinic, will oppose him. Former appellate court judge Timothy K. Lewis presides, alongside a stellar panel of federal judges, distinguished law professors, and other well-known legal thinkers. This program is made possible with support from the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

PANEL OF JUDGES INCLUDES:

  • Chief Judge: Timothy K. Lewis, Of Counsel at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and former Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit D.
  • Michael Fisher, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Thomas C. Goldstein, Partner, Goldstein and Russel, P.C., co-founder and publisher of SCOTUSblog
  • Kent A. Jordan, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Theodore McKee, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Neil S. Siegel, Professor of Law and Political Science and co-director of the Program in Public Law at Duke University School of Law
  • Dolores K. Sloviter, Judge, United States Court Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Patricia Wald, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Richard C. Wesley, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


PARKING & EVENT INFORMATION:

This event will take place at the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse located at 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. For security reasons, a photo ID is required to enter the Courthouse. Please allow additional time to pass through security. Please enter the building at the 6th Street entrance of the Court House.

The National Constitution Center parking garage will be closed for this event.
Convenient parking can be found at the The Auto Park at the Independence Visitor Center. Discount parking coupons will be made available at the registration table for guests who park after 5p.m., at the Independence Visitor Center's lot.

Advance reservations required; call 215.409.6700 or order online. Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.



Presented in conjunction with
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With support from the Foundation to Promote Open Society


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This event is part of Election 2012, the Center’s yearlong programming series on the key issues facing Americans during this important election year.