John DiPippa, dean emeritus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, will discuss the most recent court ruling declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional during a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The event is part of the Clinton School Speaker Series from the Clinton School of Public Service. It will begin at noon in Clinton School’s Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.
In December, a federal judge in Texas said that the Affordable Care Act’s individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. The ruling throws into doubt the future of health coverage for millions of Americans and sets up another cliffhanger in which the fate of the law will likely once again lie with the Supreme Court.
DiPippa is a constitutional law scholar who served as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer at the Clinton School and dean emeritus and distinguished professor of law and public policy at Bowen. He is an inaugural professor of public service at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and teaches two core courses: The Foundations of Public Service and The Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Public Service.