Moot Court on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

Tomorrow evening, MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz will join other leaders of bench and bar in serving as judges in a "moot court" event around the constitutionality of a critical portion of the health care reform act. The Affordable Care Act has important implications for the nation's many uninsured Latino families, and the event will inform the audience about critical legal issues that will soon go before the Supreme Court.

Just two weeks before the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, The California Endowment, 89.3 KPCC and many of California’s most distinguished law schools are bringing together a bipartisan mix of renowned legal minds and policy experts to hear and argue the case that will decide the health status of millions.

The moot court event will offer an exclusive look into the highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court case Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida by specifically examining the lawfulness of the Affordable Care Act’s minimum coverage requirement. Two of the nation’s preeminent appellate litigators will argue the case; California Endowment counsel Kathleen M. Sullivan, partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Former Dean of Stanford Law, will argue for its constitutionality opposite Theodore Boutrous, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP.

WHO: Sponsored by The California Endowment

Media Sponsor 89.3 KPCC

Co-hosted by renowned California law schools: Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, Southwestern, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Hastings, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles and University of Southern California.

Justices include renowned legal scholars and policy experts: Vikram Amar, Hon. Gray Davis, Judge Alex Ferrer, Daniel Philip Kessler, Thomas E. Lorentzen, Rachel F. Moran, Hon. Carlos R. Moreno, Thomas A. Saenz, and Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha.

WHEN: March 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Reception following.

WHERE: The California Endowment- Yosemite Hall
1000 North Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

R.S.V.P. by March 10 to Jessica Gelzer, or 323-892-2080

If you are unable to attend, please listen to the audio live stream on The California Endowment website.

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