Hallows Lecture

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The Affordable Care Act Case in the Supreme Court: Looking Back, a Year After

Paul D. Clement

Last year's constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act presented phenomena that the Supreme Court had not seen for more than a generation—or ever. These included not only the substantive fact of a challenge to a federal law by more than half the states but also extraordinary processes in the Court. For example, even without request, the Court scheduled six hours of oral argument, spanning three days, and appointed two amici to brief and argue particular issues alongside counsel for the parties. How did these and other extraordinary processes affect the presentation of the case? What unusual choices did the lawyers arguing the case have to make in their preparation and presentation? To what extent did all this affect the public's perception of the merits of the case? Paul Clement, who argued the case on behalf of the states, will reflect on these matters.

PAUL D. CLEMENT is one of the nation's leading Supreme Court advocates. A native of Cedarburg, Wis., and a product of its schools, Mr. Clement holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown, a master's from Cambridge, and a law degree from Harvard. He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the D.C. Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. His government work has included service as the Solicitor General of the United States from 2005 to 2008; today he is a partner in Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C. Mr. Clement has argued more than 60 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This annual lecture remembers E. Harold Hallows, a Milwaukee lawyer and a faculty member at Marquette Law School from 1930 to 1958 and a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1958 to 1974 (chief justice the last six years).

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