Tim’s review is here:
I read this book in manuscript. It gives a very thorough and, most importantly, objective account of the history of NFIB v. Sebelius and other cases challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. I disagree strongly with a few of Blackman’s conclusions about that history, but the disagreements are in good faith, and Blackman’s research is scholarly and his presentation fair to all sides. That’s apparently more than you can ask for from some people.
I owe Tim a special debt, as he offered extremely helpful edits on my manuscript. Based on his comments, I think I addressed some of the issues we disagree about, but not all 🙂
Also, do Check out Tim’s new book on the Constitution and the Declaration.
I will be guest-blogging on Volokh Conspiracy about Unprecedented the week on 9/2, and I will address my take on the history of the case.
Due to the magic of Amazon.com, even though the official release date is September 10, the book will be shipping tomorrow. You can order your copy now.
It is already placing among the best selling categories:
- #53 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Public Affairs & Policy > Social Policy
- #92 in Books > Law > Constitutional Law
- #93 in Books > History > Americas > United States > 21st Century
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