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Nov 16

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Six years after its enactment, Obamacare remains one of the most controversial, divisive, and enduring political issues in America. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013), Professor Blackman argues that, to implement the law, President Obama has broken promises about cancelled insurance policies, exceeded the traditional bounds of executive power, and infringed on religious liberty. At the same time, conservative opponents have stopped at nothing to unravel Obamacare, including a three-week government shutdown, four Supreme Court cases, and fifty repeal votes. In Unraveled, Blackman provides a definitive account of the battle to stop Obamacare from being “woven into the fabric of America” and assesses the future of the Affordable Care Act in America's gridlocked government in 2016, and beyond.

Josh Blackman is an Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law, specializing in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. He was selected by Forbes Magazine for the "30 Under 30" in Law and Policy. Professor Blackman has twice testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration and health care. He also serves as an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute. He is the Founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet's Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at JoshBlackman.com. He also offers cutting edge legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict.

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