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Affordable Health Care Presentation

Date and time: Sunday, 12/9/2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elliott Union 237B
Description: Lifelong Learning (LLL) at the University of Central Missouri will feature a specialist in constitutional law, Dr. James Staab, who will speak at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, in Elliott Union 237B. His presentation is titled: "Roberts Rules: The Supreme Court and Affordable Health Care." Staab will explain the law itself and the Supreme Court's decision. He will include information about each of the Justices, how each of them voted, and some of the internal and external politics revolving around what has now become known as Obamacare.

Staab, who is Chair of UCM's Department of Government, International Studies, and Languages, received his JD from the University of Richmond, and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. His primary field of interest is public law, broadly defined, including American constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, judicial politics, criminal justice, and jurisprudence. He has authored or co-authored articles or book chapters on various Supreme Court justices, including Levi Woodbury, Benjamin Cardozo, and Antonin Scalia. In 2006, he published a book on Justice Scalia titled: The Political Thought of Justice Antonin Scalia: A Hamiltonian on the Supreme Court (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield).

LLL, "community programs for continued learning," seeks to provide a variety of learning opportunities easily accessible to those of various ages and backgrounds who wish to extend their knowledge on different topics.
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Sponsor: Extended Studies
Admission: Free
Contact: Laurel Hogue, Assistant Director