College of Law graduate argues before Supreme Court

College of Law alumnus Bartow Farr recently was appointed to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law.

Farr argued whether the mandate is severable from the rest of the Affordable Health Care Act and whether, if the Court strikes down the mandate, other portions of the Act must necessarily fall with it.

Farr was appointed by the Supreme Court to argue that it is severable, so that the rest of the Act would stand, because that position was taken by neither the challengers nor the government.

The historic six-hour debate over three days was the most time the Court has spent on a case in 44 years. Farr’s issue was argued on March 28.

Farr graduated from the College of Law in 1973.