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Abortion And The “Woman Question”: Forty Years Of Debate, Reva B. Siegel 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Abortion And The “Woman Question”: Forty Years Of Debate, Reva B. Siegel

Indiana Law Journal

This paper was presented as the Addison C. Harris Lecture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, September 27, 2012.


California Egg Toss - The High Costs Of Avoiding Unenforceable Surrogacy Contracts, Jennifer Jackson 2014 University of San Diego

California Egg Toss - The High Costs Of Avoiding Unenforceable Surrogacy Contracts, Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson

In an emotionally charged decision regarding surrogacy contracts, it is important to recognize the ramifications, costs, and policy. There are advantages to both “gestational carrier surrogacy” contracts and “traditional surrogacy” contracts. However, this paper focuses on the differences between these contracts using case law. Specifically, this paper will focus on the implications of California case law regarding surrogacy contracts. Cases such as Johnson v. Calvert and In Re Marriage of Moschetta provide a clear distinction between these contracts. This distinction will show that while gestational carrier surrogacy contracts are more expensive, public policy and court opinions will provide certainty and ...


The Medical Device Excise Tax: An Unfair Burden, Elizabeth M. Bolka 2014 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

The Medical Device Excise Tax: An Unfair Burden, Elizabeth M. Bolka

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


A Policy In Flux: New York State’S Evolving Approach To Human Subjects Research Involving Individuals Who Lack Consent Capacity (Forthcoming), Valerie Gutmann Koch 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

A Policy In Flux: New York State’S Evolving Approach To Human Subjects Research Involving Individuals Who Lack Consent Capacity (Forthcoming), Valerie Gutmann Koch

Valerie Gutmann Koch

No abstract provided.


Procreating From Prison: Evaluating British Prisoners' Right To Artificially Inseminate Their Wives Under The United Kingdom's New Human Rights Act And The 2001 Mellor Case, PollyBeth Proctor 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Procreating From Prison: Evaluating British Prisoners' Right To Artificially Inseminate Their Wives Under The United Kingdom's New Human Rights Act And The 2001 Mellor Case, Pollybeth Proctor

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Mending Broken Promises: Analyzing The Legality Of U.S. Withdrawal Of United Nations Population Fund Appropriations And The Need For Binding Un Commitments, Kristi Uhrinek 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Mending Broken Promises: Analyzing The Legality Of U.S. Withdrawal Of United Nations Population Fund Appropriations And The Need For Binding Un Commitments, Kristi Uhrinek

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Ebola Epidemic: A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern, Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Lucey, Alexandra Phelan 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

The Ebola Epidemic: A Public Health Emergency Of International Concern, Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Lucey, Alexandra Phelan

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

On August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan declared the West Africa Ebola crises a “public health emergency of international concern,” triggering powers under the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR).

The most affected West African states have attempted classic public health measures with varied success, including quarantine and isolation, social distancing, risk communication, and travel restrictions. These have involved a trade off between population health and human rights; sometimes to the disadvantage of both. At the same time, the countries’ health systems and human resources are fragile, impeding an effective response.

Beyond the public health and ...


Regulating The Placebo Effect In Clinical Practice, Tracey E. Chan 2014 SelectedWorks

Regulating The Placebo Effect In Clinical Practice, Tracey E. Chan

Tracey E Chan

Recent research and ethical analysis have forced a clinical and ethical reappraisal of the utility of placebos in medical practice. The main concern of ethics and law is that using placebos in health care involves deception, which is antithetical to patient autonomy and trust in the physician-patient relationship. This paper reviews the various, more nuanced scientific conceptions of the placebo effect, and evaluates the ethical and legal objections to deploying placebos in clinical practice. It argues that the placebo effect may be legitimately accommodated on the basis that it does not engage the requirement for material or quasi-fiduciary disclosures of ...


On “Trafficking And Health”, Dominique Stewart 2014 Chapman University

On “Trafficking And Health”, Dominique Stewart

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

This paper discusses the article "Trafficking and Health" by Joanna Busza, Sarah Castle, and Aisse Diarra. Human trafficking is unfortunately addressed by many political systems as a migration issue ‐‐ to be dealt with by restricting the rights of migrants, tightening border controls, etc. However, as we see in this article it is more of a health and human rights issue than anything else. Addressing a problem with the wrong diagnosis does nothing to solve it and oftentimes exacerbates it, and human trafficking is no exception to this. But with the right approaches, the damage caused by trafficking can be mitigated ...


The Historic Role Of Boards Of Health In Local Innovation: New York City’S Soda Portion Case, Lawrence O. Gostin, Belinda H. Reeve, Marice Ashe 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

The Historic Role Of Boards Of Health In Local Innovation: New York City’S Soda Portion Case, Lawrence O. Gostin, Belinda H. Reeve, Marice Ashe

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Childhood and adult obesity pose major risks for cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, with the poor and racial minorities suffering from disproportionately high burdens of obesity and chronic disease. With current policies failing, cities and states have moved forward with creative prevention measures–-with boards of health driving policy innovation in many local jurisdictions. The New York City Board of Board of Health’s (NYCBH) soda portion limit pushed the boundaries of innovation, but was struck down on June 26, 2014 by New York State’s highest court, which held that the Board trespassed on the City Council’s authority ...


Virus Sharing, Genetic Sequencing, And Global Health Security, Lawrence O. Gostin, Alexandra Phelan, Michael A. Stoto, John D. Kraemer, K. Srinath Reddy 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

Virus Sharing, Genetic Sequencing, And Global Health Security, Lawrence O. Gostin, Alexandra Phelan, Michael A. Stoto, John D. Kraemer, K. Srinath Reddy

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The WHO’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) Framework was a milestone global agreement designed to promote the international sharing of biological samples to develop vaccines, while that ensuring poorer countries would have access to those vaccines. Since the PIP Framework was negotiated, scientists have developed the capacity to use genetic sequencing data (GSD) to develop synthetic viruses rapidly for product development of life-saving technologies in a time-sensitive global emergency—threatening to unravel the Framework. Access to GSD may also have major implications for biosecurity, biosafety, and intellectual property (IP).

By rendering the physical transfer of viruses antiquated, GSD may also ...


The World Health Organization's Framework Convention On Tobacco Control: An Analysis Of Guidelines Adopted By The Conference Of The Parties, Sam F. Halabi 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The World Health Organization's Framework Convention On Tobacco Control: An Analysis Of Guidelines Adopted By The Conference Of The Parties, Sam F. Halabi

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Hobby Lobby And The Zero-Sum Game, 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Hobby Lobby And The Zero-Sum Game

Washington University Law Review Commentaries

In a zero-sum game, one person’s gain is another person’s loss. Some claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act present such zero-sum circumstances in that easing the claimant’s religious burden increases someone else’s burden. This Commentary explores the effect of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores on such zero-sum claims using a paradigmatic example: RFRA claims challenging the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This inquiry reveals that Hobby Lobby did not open the door for cases involving true zero-sum games, including those under the Eagle Act and some under the anti-discrimination laws. In such cases, granting ...


Falling Into The Trap: The Ineffectiveness Of ‘Undue Burden’ Analysis In Protecting Women’S Right To Choose, Laura Young 2014 Pace University

Falling Into The Trap: The Ineffectiveness Of ‘Undue Burden’ Analysis In Protecting Women’S Right To Choose, Laura Young

Pace Law Review

This Comment will first examine existing Supreme Court abortion and reproductive autonomy jurisprudence before seguing into an exploration of the limits of the ‘undue burden’ analysis through the Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Currier temporary and preliminary injunction decisions. The final section of this Comment explores potential solutions from other areas of constitutional law, and proposes that some techniques for limiting the reach of state regulatory power might be imported from environmental law, which frequently must deal with interactions amongst complex regulatory regimes.


Who's Virus Is It Anyway? How The World Health Organization Can Protect Against Claims Of "Viral Sovereignty", Jason Carter 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Who's Virus Is It Anyway? How The World Health Organization Can Protect Against Claims Of "Viral Sovereignty", Jason Carter

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.


Rethinking The Tort Liability System And Patient Safety: From The Conventional Wisdom To Learning From Litigation, Chih-Ming Liang 2014 SelectedWorks

Rethinking The Tort Liability System And Patient Safety: From The Conventional Wisdom To Learning From Litigation, Chih-Ming Liang

Chih-Ming Liang

This paper reviews the changing landscape of the debate over the relationship between tort law and patient safety. The conventional wisdom in the legal community is that tort litigation harms patient safety by discouraging providers from embracing openness and transparency; but this no longer correlates to reality. Instead, in recent years there has been a growing trend among providers to use claim and litigation data as opportunities to improve the performance of the delivery system, a trend referred to by this paper as the phenomenon of Learning from Litigation. By exploring this emerging phenomenon, in particular how healthcare providers specifically ...


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.


Human Rights Violations By Canadian Companies Abroad: Choc V Hudbay Minerals Inc, Susana C. Mijares Peña 2014 Western University

Human Rights Violations By Canadian Companies Abroad: Choc V Hudbay Minerals Inc, Susana C. Mijares Peña

Western Journal of Legal Studies

Canadian mining corporations operating abroad represent a challenge to the international legal system and Canadian legal system in the field of human rights. Currently, there are no legal mechanisms available to ensure that these corporations abide by international standards and voluntary codes. For this reason, some argue that Canadian courts should be more active in holding Canadian companies accountable for the human rights violations of their affiliates operating abroad. The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision of Choc v Hudbay Minerals suggests that for the first time, a Canadian court is ready to play a regulatory role in preventing ...


Ebola: Towards An International Health Systems Fund, Lawrence O. Gostin 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

Ebola: Towards An International Health Systems Fund, Lawrence O. Gostin

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa is spiraling out of control, but it never had to happen. What can the international community do now to bring the epidemic under control, and how can we prevent the next one?

The counties most affected by Ebola (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone), rank among the lowest in global development, lacking essential public health infrastructure. If the affected countries had adequate public health systems, they probably would have contained Ebola within rural settings, avoiding the first outbreak in major urban areas.

More than 130 health workers have died from ...


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