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The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act: Calling Balls & Strikes?

This event is part of the Current Public Policy Debates Speaker Series presented by the Law and Public Policy Program, Department of Political Science, and the School of Law.


Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1961. Fried served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1985-1989, and as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1995-1999. His scholarly and teaching interests have been moved by the connection between normative theory and the concrete institutions of public and private law. The author of many books and articles, he develops themes in moral and political philosophy with applications to law. Contract as Promise (1980), Making Tort Law (2003, with David Rosenberg) and Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court (2004) are fundamental inquiries into broad legal institutions. Order & Law: Arguing the Reagan Revolution (1991) discusses major themes developed in Fried's time as Solicitor General. He has also argued a number of major cases in state and federal courts, most notably Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, in which the Supreme Court established the standards for the use of expert and scientific evidence in federal courts.

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:30pm

Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheater
120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA, Boston

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The School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, CSSH, College of Social Sciences and Humanities

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Presented by the Law and Public Policy Program, Department of Political Science, and the School of Law.

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