In NFIB v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court ruled that the Obamacare individual health insurance mandate was constitutionally permissible by reinterpreting it as a tax. But this led to a new challenge to the law, because Article I of the constitution states that “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,” and the version of Obamacare enacted by Congress was first adopted by the Senate. The case is currently being heard by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and will be the subject of a Cato Institute Forum this Thursday at noon.
The main talk will be given by Timothy Sandefur of the Pacific Legal Foundation, who will have just argued the case before the DC Circuit that morning. Simon Lazarus of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center and I will provide additional commentary.
The event is open to the public. Additional details and RSVP information here.
George Will recently published a Washington Post column about the case.