Saturday, December 22, 2018

My Obamacare Column on Verdict

by Michael C. Dorf

In my latest Verdict column, I argue that Judge O'Connor's opinion striking down all of the Affordable Care Act is wrong but that severability doctrine itself is mysterious. I won't rehash the column here, nor will I follow my usual practice of writing on a related subject. Rather, I'll just make one simple point: Just because there's no clearly right answer to how courts should go about addressing sever ability doesn't mean there aren't clearly wrong answers.