How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
Ag-Gag laws, or whistleblower laws specific to the factory farming industry, have been prevalent in recent news as new laws are both enacted and struck down in states across the nation. These laws illuminate the...more
Co-sponsored by Fenwick & West and Microsoft, Equal Justice Works Fellow Leo Flor is building enduring capacity in Washington State for complementary civil representation of criminal justice-involved veterans through client...more
..Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system...more
Our reports on the oral arguments of the May term of the Illinois Supreme Court conclude this morning with Consiglio v. Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Consiglio involves a constitutional challenge to...more
..Are threats made on social media protected free speech, or potentially criminal acts? The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to examine the constitutionality of a federal law making it a crime to transmit communications...more
On February 28, 2014, the FDA issued its most recent unofficial guidance on distribution by manufacturers of research concerning off-label uses. With minor textual revisions, this new Guidance essentially restates the safe...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix'
..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014
..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in Carter v Canada (AG), which deals with the constitutionality of the assisted suicide provision of the Criminal Code. In 1993, in Rodriguez v British Columbia (AG),...more
Investigative Powers -
Sazant v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2013 CanLII 22324 (S.C.C.), dismissing leave to appeal of a decision in 2012 ONCA 727 -
In Sazant, a physician faced both criminal...more
Truthful, non-misleading off-label promotion of prescription drugs is not illegal. At least, not in the Second Circuit. This, despite the billions of dollars in civil and criminal penalties assessed against pharmaceutical...more
Can your silence be used against you in a criminal proceeding? Most of us would assume that it cannot because of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and case law interpreting it....more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..CMS Finalizes MLR Rule for Plans, Maintaining Application to Part D Sponsors
..Early State Filings Show Premium Reductions under ACA
..HHS Received More Than 830 Letters of...more
Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more
Following the Second Circuit’s marquee First Amendment ruling in the Caronia case, two recent developments demonstrate a shift in the battleground for First Amendment challenges to the prohibition on off-label promotion under...more
In This Issue:
- New HIPAA “Megarule” Broadens Enforcement
- Government Declines to Seek Rehearing of Landmark Off-Label Speech Decision
- Seizure of Rothstein Ponzi Assets Highlights Tension Between...more
Dr. Harkonen was the CEO of InterMune, Inc, a pharmaceutical company that developed, marketed and sold drugs for lung and liver diseases, including Actimmune. In 2002, the FDA had approved Actimmune to treat only two...more
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a landmark decision in United States v. Caronia, holding that “the government cannot prosecute pharmaceutical manufacturers and their...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week:
• Addressing threats to an independent judiciary
• How colleges suppress free speech
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a number of tools to enforce its laws and regulations. From warning and untitled letters to seizures, recalls, injunctions, monetary penalties and criminal prosecutions, its options...more
This Monday, without comment, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for writ of certiorari filed by Bruce Carneil Webster, who sets on the federal Death Row.
Mr. Webster had sought the High Court’s relief,...more
Full text copy of California's Prop 19 initiative up for vote on November 2, 2010. If passed, Proposition 19 will in effect legalize marijuana in California. See text of the intiative for details.
Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling by Justice Susan G. Himel in Bedford v. Canada regarding the Criminal Code provisions over prostitution...more
In 2005, the Supreme Court decided Gonzales v. Raich, a case that pitted two sick women, who use medical cannabis, against the U.S. Department of Justice. The Justice Department asserted that the Commerce Clause gives federal...more
Proposes a constitutional framework around which judges may sentence people charged with drug and alcohol-related crimes to faith-based programs rather than prison. Such a course of action, according to the author,...more
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