Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Law Professor Renée M. Landers, director of Suffolk University Law School’s Health & Biomedical Law Concentration, is available to analyze the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision upholding the universal health care law.
Landers had predicted the outcome on the challenge to the Affordable Care Act, maintaining that if the court were to follow precedent it would find the entire health care statute constitutional.
She recently told HealthDay that she believed there would be “a strong possibility that the court will uphold the entire law, 6 to 3, with Kennedy and Roberts voting to uphold it," noting that the two justices' questions were balanced and that they appear to have an “institutional concern for the court about wiping out in one fell swoop 70-plus years of jurisprudence on the Commerce Clause."
Landers’s much-sought-after analysis on this issue has appeared in many other media outlets across the country, including
Landers also discussed the Supreme Court case in a February speaking program at the Law School, Flashpoints in Federalism: The Clash of Federal and State Sovereignty in Health Care, Immigration and Gay Marriage.
Landers is the author of numerous book chapters and articles, including "’Tomorrow’ May Finally Have Arrived--The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Necessary First Step toward Health Care Equity in the United States” in the Journal of Health and Biomedical Law. She also is a co-author of the following articles, “Medicaid Expansion Under the 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation: The Continuing Evolution of Medicaid’s Central Role in American Health Care,” in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Journal and "Supreme Court Review of the Health Care Reform Law,” in the New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Landers has appeared on CNN and has been a frequent contributor on NECN.
Landers is a past president of the Boston Bar Association. She has worked in private practice and served as deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Clinton Administration.