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Light, Smoke, And Fire: How State Law Can Provide Medical Marijuana Users Protection From Workplace Discrimination, Elizabeth Rodd 2014 Boston College Law School

Light, Smoke, And Fire: How State Law Can Provide Medical Marijuana Users Protection From Workplace Discrimination, Elizabeth Rodd

Boston College Law Review

Currently, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation providing an affirmative defense to prosecution under state law for medical marijuana use by qualified patients. Despite growing public and legislative support for the legalization of medical marijuana, marijuana use—both recreational and medicinal—remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Given the inconsistency between state and federal law concerning the legality of medicinal marijuana, there is significant uncertainty regarding the rights of employees to enjoy their new medical marijuana privileges. To date, courts have refused to grant protections to employees who have suffered adverse employment action for ...


The Rise Of The End User In Patent Litigation, Gaia Bernstein 2014 Boston College Law School

The Rise Of The End User In Patent Litigation, Gaia Bernstein

Boston College Law Review

The patent system focuses on the actions of two players: the patentee and its competitor. It assumes that the competitor will represent the interests of the end user. But, end users are increasingly becoming significant players in the patent system, with their interests sometimes diverging from those of competitors. Attention has recently turned to Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”)—also known as patent trolls—who are suing vast numbers of customers using patented technologies in their everyday businesses. Yet, end users were also principal players in some of the main recent patent cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Bowman ...


The Opioid-Dependent Criminal: Improving The Criminal Justice System To Account For Their Needs, Courtney E. Priolo 2014 SelectedWorks

The Opioid-Dependent Criminal: Improving The Criminal Justice System To Account For Their Needs, Courtney E. Priolo

Courtney E Priolo

Over the past twenty-five years national concern over the drug-crime relationship has been increasing. This increase has led to growth of criminal justice penalties as opposed to therapeutic approaches such as medication-assisted treatment, resulting in an expansion of the drug-involved criminal justice population. Individuals who are opioid-dependent are vulnerable at the time of arrest, and at the time of their initial detention due to their chemical dependence and impairment of their neurocognitive functioning. The denial of medication to inmates in order to alleviate withdrawal symptoms is stigmatizing, punishing, and potentially life-threatening. This article argues that medication-assisted treatment for the criminal ...


Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. V. Bartlett: A Need For “Explicit” Congressional Action And State Tort Law Reform, Kara A. Ritter 2014 SelectedWorks

Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. V. Bartlett: A Need For “Explicit” Congressional Action And State Tort Law Reform, Kara A. Ritter

Kara A Ritter

No abstract provided.


International Trade - Possible Undermining Of U.S. Pesticide And Food Safety Laws By The Draft Text Of The Uruguay Round Of Gatt Negotiations, Beth Sanders 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

International Trade - Possible Undermining Of U.S. Pesticide And Food Safety Laws By The Draft Text Of The Uruguay Round Of Gatt Negotiations, Beth Sanders

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Jurisprudence Of Nature: The Importance Of Defining What Is "Natural", Jill M. Fraley 2014 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

The Jurisprudence Of Nature: The Importance Of Defining What Is "Natural", Jill M. Fraley

Catholic University Law Review

Informal regulations defining nature, natural, and organic have proliferated across diverse fields of law from patents to agriculture, from taxation to gemstones. The unwritten jurisprudence of defining nature is primarily a story of the struggle to isolate mankind’s manipulations and interventions, creating a man-nature dichotomy that frustrates more than it explicates. This failure to define nature continues with the Supreme Court’s recent Myriad decision, which struggles to define the law of nature exception to patentability, highlighting the challenge of measuring levels of human intervention and manipulation. Our dichotomous definitions do not generate neat, binary answers, but rather complicated ...


African Aids Crisis: Implications From The Rise Of Managed Care In South Africa, J. Christopher Driver 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

African Aids Crisis: Implications From The Rise Of Managed Care In South Africa, J. Christopher Driver

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Cgmp Violations Should Not Be Used As A Basis For Fca Actions Absent Fraud, Kyle Faget 2014 Seattle University School of Law

Cgmp Violations Should Not Be Used As A Basis For Fca Actions Absent Fraud, Kyle Faget

Seattle University Law Review

Since Congress amended the False Claims Act (FCA) in 1986, the statute has evolved into a seemingly boundless weapon for enforcing other statutes and regulations applicable to every industry that accepts any form of government funding. Use of the FCA by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and by private citizens bringing actions on behalf of the U.S. government to enforce other statutes and regulations is particularly evident in the field of health care. The FCA has been utilized in actions where the allegations include off-label promotion of drugs, kickbacks, and violations of current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) by linking ...


World Trade Organization Adjudication Of The European Union-United States Dispute Over The Moratorium On The Introduction Of New Genetically Modified Foods To The European Common Market: A Hypothetical Opinion Of The Dispute Panel, Charles W. Smitherman III 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

World Trade Organization Adjudication Of The European Union-United States Dispute Over The Moratorium On The Introduction Of New Genetically Modified Foods To The European Common Market: A Hypothetical Opinion Of The Dispute Panel, Charles W. Smitherman Iii

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Raging Hormones: A Discussion Of The World Trade Organization's Decision In The European Union-United States Beef Dispute, George H. Rountree 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Raging Hormones: A Discussion Of The World Trade Organization's Decision In The European Union-United States Beef Dispute, George H. Rountree

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


International Trade Law And The U.S.-Eu Gmo Debate: Can Africa Weather This Storm?, Michelle K. McDonald 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

International Trade Law And The U.S.-Eu Gmo Debate: Can Africa Weather This Storm?, Michelle K. Mcdonald

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Tale Of Two Appellations: A Comparative Study Of International Agreements And Prevailing Law Impacting The Availability Of Seasonal Employees For The Wine-Grape Harvest In California's Napa Valley And France's Bordeaux Appellation, Michael K. Edmonson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

A Tale Of Two Appellations: A Comparative Study Of International Agreements And Prevailing Law Impacting The Availability Of Seasonal Employees For The Wine-Grape Harvest In California's Napa Valley And France's Bordeaux Appellation, Michael K. Edmonson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


"Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit": Should The United States' Fda Have Followed The Lead Of Great Britain's Mhra In Banning Antidepressant Drug Use In Children And Adolescents?, Jennifer Dorminey 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

"Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit": Should The United States' Fda Have Followed The Lead Of Great Britain's Mhra In Banning Antidepressant Drug Use In Children And Adolescents?, Jennifer Dorminey

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


B.Y.O. Heroin: Will Canada Finally Recognize The Fundamental Rights Of Injection Drug Users By Providing Access To Safe Injection Facilities?, Robert Marston 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

B.Y.O. Heroin: Will Canada Finally Recognize The Fundamental Rights Of Injection Drug Users By Providing Access To Safe Injection Facilities?, Robert Marston

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Beer, Liquor, Or A Little Bit Of Both? Getting To The Bottom Of Properly Classifying Flavored Malt Beverages In The United States And Australia, Bryan A. Schivera 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Beer, Liquor, Or A Little Bit Of Both? Getting To The Bottom Of Properly Classifying Flavored Malt Beverages In The United States And Australia, Bryan A. Schivera

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


America's Political Prisoners, Ruben B. Botello JD 2014 SelectedWorks

America's Political Prisoners, Ruben B. Botello Jd

Ruben B Botello JD

America's political prisoners most often die behind bars because the U.S. government and its several states and territories have no intention of ever releasing them. These prisoners are usually the boldest and brightest adults from Minority communities, natural-born leaders with the greatest potential, to organize and inspire their people, to rise up en masse against the institutionalized racism that keeps their communities poor, exploited and oppressed.


Sacred Cows, Holy Wars: Exploring The Limits Of Law In The Regulation Of Raw Milk And Kosher Meat, Kenneth Lasson 2014 SelectedWorks

Sacred Cows, Holy Wars: Exploring The Limits Of Law In The Regulation Of Raw Milk And Kosher Meat, Kenneth Lasson

Kenneth Lasson

SACRED COWS, HOLY WARS

Exploring the Limits of Law in the Regulation of Raw Milk and Kosher Meat

By Kenneth Lasson

Abstract

In a free society law and religion seldom coincide comfortably, tending instead to reflect the inherent tension that often resides between the two. This is nowhere more apparent than in America, where the underlying principle upon which the first freedom enunciated by the Constitution’s Bill of Rights is based ‒ the separation of church and state – is conceptually at odds with the pragmatic compromises that may be reached. But our adherence to the primacy of individual rights and ...


New York: Public Health Implications Of The 'Soda Ban' Ruling, Andrew Geltman 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

New York: Public Health Implications Of The 'Soda Ban' Ruling, Andrew Geltman

Homeland Security Publications

No abstract provided.


Food Deprivation: A Basis For Refugee Status?, James C. Hathaway 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Food Deprivation: A Basis For Refugee Status?, James C. Hathaway

Articles

It is commonplace to speak of those in flight from famine, or otherwise migrating in search of food, as “refugees.” Over the past decade alone, millions of persons have abandoned their homes in countries such as North Korea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo, and Somalia, hoping that by moving they could find the nourishment needed to survive. In a colloquial sense, these people are refugees: they are on the move not by choice, but rather because their own desperation compels them to pursue a survival strategy away from the desperation confronting their home communities.

The question addressed here is whether persons in ...


Restructuring Local School Wellness Policies: Amending The Kids Act To Fight Childhood Obesity, Rebecca Edwalds 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Restructuring Local School Wellness Policies: Amending The Kids Act To Fight Childhood Obesity, Rebecca Edwalds

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Childhood obesity is a major problem plaguing the United States. Over one-third of children are overweight, and there is little indication that this trend will reverse in the near future. The federal government has attempted to combat childhood obesity through the National School Lunch Act, which regulates the quality of foods federally subsidized schools may serve to children, and provides broad goals for physical activity. These basic goals leave extensive room for states to implement different standards, and they are not sufficient to effectively confront the childhood obesity problem. This Note proposes amendments to the National School Lunch Act that ...


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