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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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