February 28, 2011 -- Professor Adam Winkler commented on Republican efforts to repeal the new health care reform law. His comments appear in a Washington Times article.
Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, said most scholars say any compact that affects federal laws would have to go through Congress, which would then have to send it to the president under the Constitution’s presentment clause.
“This is primarily political theater more than anything else,” Mr. Winkler said. “They need congressional consent, and it doesn’t seem likely you can get a bill through the House and Senate and have it signed by President Obama that exempts states from what is President Obama’s signature achievement.”
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