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Affordable Care Act Topic of Editorial by Professor Hawley

December 30th, 2014

Prof. Joshua Hawley

Professor Joshua Hawley recently wrote an editorial that was published in the Southeast Missourian about a lawsuit that the United States Supreme Court decided to hear regarding the Affordable Care Act.

“The suit, called King v. Burwell, challenges an Obama administration rule that attempts to force federal subsidies on states that have chosen not to set up Obamacare health exchanges. Missouri is one of them,” Professor Hawley wrote in the editorial.

Professor Hawley argued that the justices should see any decision on the case not as a “political exercise,” but as a “legal one.”

“Whether a given law as written advances the president’s political agenda or hinders it is utterly beside the point when it comes to statutory interpretation,” Professor Hawley wrote.

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