Simon Lazarus

Simon Lazarus, public policy counsel for the National Senior Citizens Law Center, wrote a paper on the constitutionality of mandatory health insurance for the American Constitution Society.

Jurisprudence
March 27 2012 11:30 AMThe Temptations of the CourtWhy the last hour of the Supreme Court argument over Obamacare matters most.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 14 2011 10:47 PMThe Medicaid Ambush
The Supreme Court's unexpected and astounding reasons for wanting to hear a challenge to Obamacare.
Jurisprudence
May 3 2011 1:59 PMPaul Ryan's "Individual Mandate"The Ryan proposal compels Americans to buy insurance—just like Obamacare does.
Jurisprudence
May 5 2010 9:35 AMLawsuit Abuse, GOP StyleThe state attorneys general efforts to block health care reform aren't just wrong. They're frivolous.
Jurisprudence
Jan. 9 2012 11:20 AMHand-Wringing on Health CareSupporters of Obama’s health care act should stop second-guessing the way it was drafted.
Jurisprudence
Nov. 9 2011 6:48 PMMay It Please the CourtWhy this week’s decision upholding Obamacare may carry extra weight at the Supreme Court.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 25 2011 5:21 PMSpeed TrapWhy the Supreme Court should decline to rush to judgment on health reform.

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  Business
Continuously Operating
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  Life
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 8:51 AM The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
  Sports
Sports Nut
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