This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the landmark 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On March 26th (Anti-Injunction Act), March 27th (Individual Mandate), and March 28th (Severability & Medicaid) the court heard arguments from attorneys on both sides. You can listen or read the oral arguments yourself on the Supreme Court’s website. [MF]
Monday, March 26 – Thursday, March 29
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Next week in conjunction with Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, TBI will be presenting four films that address different issues relating to the U.S.-Mexican border. Law students may especially be interested in Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty), a 2008 documentary made by two young Mexican attorneys who are attempting to exonerate a man who has been wrongly accused. Through the process, the directors, Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith, expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes the accused as a guilty until proven innocent.
Showtime: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5 p.m., Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
Sometimes we need to be reminded that hot topics are often discussed in Congress. The viral YouTube video – Kony 2012 has sparked a lot of social debate. It may be surprising to find that the Congressional Record has a number of hearings and legislative documents regarding the Lords Resistance Army and Jospeh Kony. Chat with your friendly reference librarian for more details regarding Congressional documents on:
- Northern Uganda Crisis Response Act – Aug. 2, 2004 (PL 108-283)
- Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 – May 24, 2010 (PL 111-172)