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Supreme Court health care ruling spurs employment action, tort debate (access required)

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As lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts continue to digest the 193-page U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the federal health care law, including its individual insurance coverage mandate, one thing is clear: The decision will make an indelible impact on the way lawmakers create law, the way many attorneys work and the legacy of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s Court.

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Political science prof Mark Tompkins: 2014 deadline may be ‘impossible’ (access required)

Mark E. Tompkins, a political science professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and an authority on health care reform, politics and policy, called today’s landmark decision “a relatively conservative solution to the enormous challenge of health reform that this country faces. … This all should be understood as a modest step along a long health reform journey.”

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