Healthcare Litigation Discussed in Upcoming Lecture at LSC-Montgomery

Published on: October 16, 2012



Lone Star College-Montgomery invites the community to learn more about current health care litigation on Tuesday, October 30, from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in the General Academic Center (Building G), Room 102.  

In a talk titled "The American Constitution of 1937 and how it relates to current litigation over President Obama’s Health Care Law," Anthony Champagne, professor of political science at the University of Texas at Dallas, will examine the relevance of this in the current litigation over President Obama's health care law, where state's rights arguments and a narrow interpretation of interstate commerce is being used to challenge the law, and how the federal government is using the Court's 1937 reasoning to defend the law.

Champagne is an award-winning professor and author of several books including The Austin-Boston Connection (Texas A&M University Press, 2009); and Lone Star Leaders (Texas Christian University Press, 2011) and about 70 articles and chapters in social science and law that deal with law and poverty, judicial elections, and the use and abuse of expert witnesses. He is currently writing a book on criminal exonerations in Texas and a book on former Speaker of the House of Representative Jim Wright.

Champagne holds a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1979.

For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Dominic Beggan, associate professor of political science at LSC-Montgomery, at 936.271.6219 or Dominic.M.Beggan@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.