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2018

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What The Police Don't Know May Hurt Us: An Argument For Enhanced Legal Training Of Police Officers, Yuri R. Linetsky Jan 2018

What The Police Don't Know May Hurt Us: An Argument For Enhanced Legal Training Of Police Officers, Yuri R. Linetsky

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Beyond Physicians: The Effect Of Licensing And Liability Laws On The Supply Of Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants, Benjamin Mcmichael Jan 2018

Beyond Physicians: The Effect Of Licensing And Liability Laws On The Supply Of Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants, Benjamin Mcmichael

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The increased use of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) represents an important option for increasing access to healthcare. I explore the effect of two types of laws on the supply of NPs and PAs: occupational licensing laws that limit the practices of NPs and PAs and caps on noneconomic damages. Relaxing licensing laws to allow NPs to practice with less physician oversight increases the supply of NPs in areas with few practicing physicians by 60 percent - though the size of this increases as the supply of physicians grows. I find similar, but weaker, evidence for granting PAs more ...


Nonmajority Opinions And Biconditional Rules, Adam Steinman Jan 2018

Nonmajority Opinions And Biconditional Rules, Adam Steinman

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In Hughes v. United States, the Supreme Court will revisit a thorny question: how to determine the precedential effect of decisions with no majority opinion. For four decades, the clearest instruction from the Court has been the rule from Marks v. United States: the Court's holding is "the position taken by those Members who concurred in the judgments on the narrowest grounds." The Marks rule raises particular concerns, however, when it is applied to biconditional rules. Biconditionals are distinctive in that they set a standard that dictates both success and failure for a given issue. More formulaically, they combine ...