Constitution Day Program

Date and Time:

Friday, September 16, 2011 – Wednesday, December 31, 1969 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Hahn University Center Forums A & B




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The provision in the Obama Administration's 2010 health care law requiring Americans to buy health insurance or face tax penalties has been challenged as unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Two federal appellate courts have ruled on the issue, with each court taking a different view. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the "individual mandate" constitutional. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that individual mandate violates the Clause. A decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected shortly. The United States Supreme Court may hear the case as early as this fall.

In conjunction with our annual Constitution Day proceedings at the University of San Diego School of Law, please join three distinguished constitutional law professors from USD Law for a stimulating discussion of this timely and provocative issue.

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Kay Manansala
(619) 260-4527