Christian Science Monitor quotes Professor Barbara Atwell on ballot initiatives

“The Christian Science Monitor” examined trends among the propositions that will be found on state ballots. Among the topics that voters will decide come November are referendums that address marijuana, same sex marriage, and compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

Professor Barbara Atwell, an expert in public health law, commented on whether the initiatives proposed by states that are designed to sidestep the ACA would survive legal challenges:

“The state propositions appear to suggest that both individuals and businesses can simply choose to ignore the Affordable Care Act,” says Barbara Atwell, a professor at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. “But since it is a legitimate act of Congress … state laws that conflict with it will be struck down under the supremacy clause.”

The complete article can be read here.

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