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Rutgers Law Experts on Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012 – 

The following law professors can discuss different aspects of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CHRISTINA HO is a graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as Harvard Law School. A member of the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration, she later led Senator Hillary Clinton’s health policy legislative staff where she had primary responsibility developing the policies discussed in the Senator’s 2004 New York Times Magazine article “Now Can We Talk About Health Care?”  Her abstract was one of four selected out of 25 abstracts submitted for presentation at the 2012 Health Scholars Workshop at Saint Louis University School of Law.

Ho can discuss the health care policy ramifications of the Court’s decision.

Contact Professor Ho at 301-908-4392 (cell), 973-353-3098 (office) or cho@kinoy.rutgers.edu.

PROFESSOR FRANK ASKIN, founder and director of the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic, can comment on the Court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the act’s requirement that almost all individuals obtain health insurance. Regularly included in Best Lawyers in America and one of the ACLU’s four general counsel for 35 years, Askin has litigated many important legal precedents.

Professor Askin can be reached at 973-353-3239 or faskin@kinoy.rutgers.edu.

VICE DEAN RONALD CHEN has litigated constitutional law cases numerous times in state and federal courts. Former New Jersey Public Advocate and 2007 recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal “Lawyer of the Year” award, Chen is a member of the ACLU national board and of the ACLU-NJ Legal Committee. He teaches Federal Courts and works on constitutional issues through the school’s Constitutional Law Clinic.

Dean Chen can be reached at 973-353-5378 or rchen@kinoy.rutgers.edu.