The Thrilla in Ann Arbor

I had the privilege this past Tuesday of debating the merits of Halbig and King with Jonathan Adler, a law professor at Case Western and one of the architects of the exchange litigation. The debate was a hoot—Jonathan is a wonderful sparring partner and an effective advocate—and I think we managed to present strong versions of both the challengers’ and the government’s arguments.

Adler v. Bagley Debate PosterA video of the debate, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society of the Michigan Law School, is now available. Or you can just check out the amazing poster for the event, which I may frame.

For commentary on yesterday’s decision in Pruitt v. Sebelius, where an Oklahoma district court invalidated the IRS rule, I encourage you to check out Jonathan Cohn’s and Adrianna McIntyre’s excellent articles. I don’t have anything to add, except to say that it was cool to see one of my TIE posts make a cameo in the court’s decision [link no longer works], even if it didn’t persuade the judge.




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