Legal challenges to health care legislation

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    The controversial passage of sweeping changes to American health care have spurred 21 states’ attorneys general to file legal challenges to the federal law. These efforts have enlisted language and legal precedents of “nullification” and “interposition” that have roots that date back to Madison and Jefferson, John C. Calhoun and the secession of the Confederate South, and the Southern resistance to Civil Rights law and integration. Joining Marty to discuss these efforts, their legal and political bases and the Constitutional questions they raise are Columbia Law professor and Constitutional legal scholar GILLIAN METZGER and Princeton historian SEAN WILENTZ.

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