Professor Mark Hall participates in health care reform debate Tuesday, Feb. 7

The Piedmont Triad Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society will host a debate on Tuesday, Feb. 7, regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The debate will feature Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Mark Hall, Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court and Chris Bartolomucci of the firm Bancroft PLLC.   

The debate will be held at the Piedmont Club at the BB&T Financial Center. Admission is $15 for members of the Federalist Society, and $20 for non-members.  Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch and the debate will start at noon.

In addition to teaching at the School of Law, Professor Hall is a renowned expert on health care law and ethics. His work has been featured in publications ranging from numerous university law reviews to newspapers such as the Post and Times. Hall is frequently quoted in national media outlets and has testified before the Supreme Court as well. He is also a member of one of the federal advisory boards that is implementing a part of the new health care reform law.

Justice Newby has served on the North Carolina Supreme Court since 2004, and has decades of experience to his credit. He teaches several law courses as an adjunct professor, and has also co-authored the well-received text The North Carolina State Constitution with History and Commentary.   

Bartolomucci is a partner at Bancroft, and boasts an equally impressive background. Highlights of his career include serving as Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush from 2001-2003, repeatedly testifying and arguing before both the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, and being quoted by national media including CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.