Discussion Will Look at Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Bill
Web Editor - Published: March 28, 2011
ShapiroIlyaOn Monday, March 28th, Widener Law’s Delaware campus will host a panel discussion on health care reform featuring Ilya Shapiro, Widener Law Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development Erin Daly, Associate Professor Thaddeus Pope, and Associate Professor Andre Smith. The event will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the Barrister’s Club.

The discussion will focus on the constitutional principles involved in the debate over the Health Care Reform Bill as well as the circuit court split. Professor Daly will discuss the circuit split, Professor Smith will focus on the tax consequences, and Mr. Shapiro will discuss the constitutionality of the bill. Professor Pope will moderate the panel.

A senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and the editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, Ilya Shapiro graduated from Princeton University and earned a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. He became a Tony Patiño Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his J.D. Before joining the Cato Institute, he clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, served as an advisor to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on rule of law issues and practiced international, political, commercial, and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb. A frequent commentator on a host of legal and political issues, Mr. Shapiro has appeared on a variety of television and radio outlets including CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, "The Colbert Report," and American Public Media's "Marketplace."

The event is sponsored by the Delaware campus Federalist Society and is open to all Widener students.