//  2/7/19  //  Uncategorized

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie discuss last month's federal court decision holding that Maryland could not proceed in its lawsuit that sought a declaration that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and must be enforced.  As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

Easha and Jason start by explaining the unusual lawsuit, which is the inverse of the more widely-reported case Texas v. United States. In Texas, red states are seeking to strike down the ACA; in Maryland, that state is trying to uphold it. But, as they explain, a district court a few weeks held that Maryland could not proceed because, despite the Administration's hostility to the ACA, it does continue to be enforced (at least in meaningful part), so the court held there was no live case or controversy. After breaking this finding down, Easha and Jason turn to some listener feedback about shifting positions of the government.

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Notes

  • The decision in Maryland v. U.S. is here.

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Civil Rights Corps

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Abbe R. Gluck

Yale Law School

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Civil Rights Corps