USD Law Professor Miranda McGowan Joins Panel to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

San Diego (July 5, 2012) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Miranda McGowan will join a panel of experts on July 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in downtown San Diego for a discussion about the recent United States Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The legislation was upheld on June 28 by a narrow and mixed five-to-four vote. The decision has far-reaching implications for not only healthcare policy in the U.S., but also for the future of Constitutional law and the powers of the federal government.

Sponsred by the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the event titled, "The Affordable Care Act Decision: The Future of Health Care and the Constitution," brings together three local experts on the case: USD's Professor McGowan; Mike Bardin, Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs at Scripps Health; and Susan A. Channick, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Health Law Master Degree Program at California Western School of Law. McGowan will be on hand to discuss the court's decision and how it may affect future federal legislation. 

"The pundits got it wrong on their upholding it on commerce clause grounds," says McGowan. In a recent San Diego Union-Tribune opinion article, McGowan predicted correctly that Justice Roberts would be the swing vote.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For directions and to register for the event, please visit the event website.

About Miranda McGowan

Miranda McGowan teaches and writes in the areas of employment discrimination, constitutional law, and race and gender identity at the University of San Diego School of Law.

About USD School of Law

The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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