Elizabeth Price Foley is Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law. Her research centers on the intersection of health care and constitutional law. She is the author of Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality (Yale 2006), The Law of Life and Death (Harvard 2011), and is currently working on a book about the tea party for Cambridge University Press.
Professor Foley clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and spent several years on Capitol Hill as a health policy advisor, serving as Senior Legislative Aide to U.S. Congressman (now U.S. Senator) Ron Wyden (D-OR), Legislative Aide for the D.C. office of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, and a Legislative Aide for U.S. Congressman Michael Andrews (D-TX). She served as a member of the Committee on Embryonic Stem Cell Guidelines of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the College of Law of the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Foley is a converted ex-progressive who now unabashedly embraces classical liberalism. She lives in Key Largo, Florida with her husband, daughter, two cats, and a dog named Thomas Jefferson.
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At the website http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/01/29/presidential-power-vs-congressional-inertia/presidents-cannot-ignore-laws-as-written
you stated, “President Obama unilaterally raised the minimum wage for federal contractors’ employees, he directly contravened the Fair Labor Standards Act, which says that “every employer shall pay to each of his employees” a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.” Now Barack Obama did contravened the Fair Labor Standards Act. However $7.25 minimum wage is not enough money to support employed workers in homes that are healthy at the minimum standards in today’s society. In fact $10.00’s isn’t even enough. On that note Union members like me are having to fight just to KEEP the $7.25 minimum wage for employed workers. Now I may be only 15 but I sure do know that people like you don’t seem to understand that the most of middle class people are struggling to make it in a healthy environment for them selves and their children. I’ve spoken my peace.