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Why Did Law Professors Misunderestimate the Lawsuits against PPACA?


David A. Hyman


University of Illinois College of Law

July 28, 2013

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-40
Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-19

Abstract:     
Almost without exception, law professors dismissed the possibility that the Patient Protection and Affordable Act Act ("PPACA") might be unconstitutional -- but something went wrong on the way to the courthouse. What explains the epic failure of law professors to accurately predict how Article III judges would handle the case? After considering three possible defenses/justifications, this essay identifies five factors that help explain the erroneous predictions of our nation’s elite law professors, who were badly wrong, but never in doubt.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: constitutional law, health reform, PPACA

JEL Classification: K19, K23

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Date posted: April 16, 2013 ; Last revised: July 28, 2013

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Hyman, David A., Why Did Law Professors Misunderestimate the Lawsuits against PPACA? (July 28, 2013). University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming; Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-40; Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS13-19. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2224364

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University of Illinois College of Law ( email )
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
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