Pittsburgh Tribune Reviews Unprecedented

September 15th, 2013

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“Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare” by Josh Blackman (PublicAffairs) — Written by a South Texas College of Law assistant professor, and with a foreword by Georgetown University professor of legal theory Randy Barnett, this book “tells the inside story” of the case that led to last year’s 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision in which Chief Justice John Roberts found “narrow grounds to save the Affordable Care Act,” according to the publisher. It traces that case’s origins to a November 2009 meeting at Washington’s Mayflower Hotel of Federalist Society lawyers, whose determination to challenge ObamaCare’s constitutionality sparked “a political and legal firestorm” and led to a ruling “so surprising that two cable news channels misreported it” as declaring the health-care law unconstitutional. The book covers both sides of that legal battle and “explains what this decision means for the future of the Constitution, the limits on federal power, and the Supreme Court.”