CAC In the News

August 21, 2014

By Linda Greenhouse

The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has endured so many near-death experiences that digging into the details of still another effort to demolish it is admittedly not an inviting prospect. (My own reaction, I confess, to hearing some months back about the latest legal challenge — this one aimed at the supposed effect of a single word in the 900-page statute — was something along the lines of “wake me when it’s over.”)

August 7, 2014

"The ACA challengers are trying to delegitimize the D.C. Circuit rehearing because they realize their best chance to win is at the Supreme Court. They know that if the D.C. Circuit grants hearing en banc that'll vacate the decision and there'll no longer be a split," said Brianne Gorod, appellate counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, which filed a legal brief on behalf of Obamacare for Democrats. "At that point if the Supreme Court grants review it would go against their normal practice."

August 4, 2014

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost and Simon Lazarus explained in May why the president's move to postpone the implementation of the employer mandate (ie, the requirement that businesses with 50 or more employees provide approved health plans) is not exactly tyrannical.

August 3, 2014

Fortunately, Virginia's "traditional" view of marriage has been consigned to the dustbin of history. I'm confident that when all is said and done on the issue of marriage equality for gay men and lesbians, that's where we'll find Virginia's current laws as well. As the majority recognized in Bostic, the Fourteenth Amendment requires no less.

August 1, 2014

During testimony before a House panel examining the claims, Simon Lazarus, senior counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, said the notion that the president’s executive actions delaying the law’s enforcement amounts to an unconstitutional refusal to enforce a law is “ludicrous.” “The president has authorized a minor temporary course correction,” Lazarus said. “As a legal as well as a practical matter, that’s well within his job description.”