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U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA

U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 ...
Transforming the Law-Transgender Rights in the US (with Corey Stoughton)

Transforming the Law-Transgender Rights in the US (with Corey Stoughton)

In May of 2016, the Obama administration issued federal guidance that stated transgender people are protected ...
About Abortion (with Carol Sanger)

About Abortion (with Carol Sanger)

Since the 1973 Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, abortion has been legal in the United States. But terminating ...
The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

The Travel Ban as Religious Discrimination: Judges’ Engagement of Political Discourse and Recent History

On March 15, 2017, two federal district courts, in Hawaii and Maryland, enjoined the enforcement of President ...
The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

Two blog contributions have recently discussed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court and ...
A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

On March 6, 2017, the United States Supreme Court sent back to the lower courts a case that would have decided ...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on ...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II:  The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative ...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

The debate over the government’s role in health care is not a new one, nor is the existential crisis that ...
Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Reply to Nicholas Bamforth

Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Reply to Nicholas Bamforth

At the start of March, Nick Bamforth wrote a blog post for this site examining Judge Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Academic ...
Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

Midazolam and the Lethal Injection – ‘In re: Ohio Execution Protocol Litigation’

On January 26 2017, a federal court in Ohio ruled that its current execution method is unconstitutional. This was ...
What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

The Trump Administration’s gender-related policies have been characterized by some as a “war against women.” An ...

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