United States v. Google - Implications of the Antitrust Lawsuit for Health Information
Gregory Curfman (American Medical Association), United States v. Google - Implications of the Antitrust Lawsuit for Health Information, SSRN: In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice and 11 state attorneys general filed an astounding civil antitrust lawsuit against Google.... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - February 13, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs
South Dakota Judge Rules Against Voters
Erin Partin andJeffrey MironThe forward march of marijuana legalization encountered a roadblock yesterday when a South Dakota judgeruled against the will of voters and declared an amendment legalizing the use and sale of recreation and medical marijuana and hemp unconstitutional. Last November South Dakota voters approvedAmendment A by a margin of eight points but strong opposition to the voter ‐driven initiative from within the highest levels of state government – including the governor – have led to this recent ruling.The basis for the unconstitutionality argument rests on the 2018 adoption ofAmen...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Partin, Jeffrey Miron Source Type: blogs
Update on Tinslee Lewis & Other Lawsuits on the Texas Advance Directive Act
Texas Right to Life has a fair summary and comparison of the two active cases involving the section of the Texas Advance Directives Act that permits clinicians to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment without patient or family consent. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 5, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
New Lawsuit Challenges Brain Death Legitimacy
For years, Dr. Sadanandan Ganapathy has contested the conceptual and ethical legitimacy of brain death. Now, Ganapathy has filed an action in the Kerala High Court (No. 2436/2021) to "prevent deliberate, wrong and premature certification of brain ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - February 4, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Biden, Section 230, and the Response to Political Extremism
Matthew FeeneyLast year, Bidencalled for Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to be revoked. The law, which Biden voted for in 1996, protects interactive computer services from being held liable for the vast majority of third party content. In recent years, the law has become a popular target of conservative lawmakers, who allege that the largest social media companies implement content moderation policies that stifle conservative speech. Biden and some other members of the Democratic Party have different concerns.Biden cited online misinformation as motivating his call for Section 230 repeal, “There is no ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Matthew Feeney Source Type: blogs
As you have no doubt heard,Dominion Voting Systems is suing Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion. They have already filed suit against his fellow " lawyer " Sidney Powell for a similar amount. In the lawsuit Monday, the company focused on how Giuliani continued to claim without evidence that Dominion aided election fraud even after he received a cease-and-desist letter. The Canadian-founded company details how listeners of Giuliani reacted by amplifying online his message of a stolen election. The former mayor of New York and well-known prosecutor repeated his claims on podcasts and his radio show and YouTube shows. He also...
Source: Stayin' Alive - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’
The New York Times (Paula Span) covers the growing prevalence - and success - of lawsuits brought against providers who fail to honor patient advance directives.She notes: "More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders suc... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 25, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Groups Are Allocating More Resources to End-of-Life Treatment
For years, pro-life anti-abortion groups have been reallocating more resources to focus not only on issues at the beginning of life but also on issues at the end of life. Many have even funded lawsuits demanding continued "treatment" for patients deter... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - January 24, 2021 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
Supplemental Border Wall Funding Violates the Appropriations Clause
Ilya Shapiro,William Yeatman, andMallory ReaderIn February 2019, after Congress approved some but not all the funding the Trump administration wanted for a wall on the Mexican border, the president declared a national emergency.The next day, he issued a memorandum directing the Defense Department to support the Department of Homeland Security “in securing the southern border and taking other necessary actions to stop the flow of deadly drugs.” DHS then submitted a request for DoD ’s assistance under a federal law (10 U.S.C. § 284) that allows the Pentagon to assist other agencies with the co...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro, William Yeatman, Mallory Reader Source Type: blogs
Online Extremism to Dominate Section 230 and Encryption Debates
Matthew FeeneyLast week ’s attack on the Capitol removed any doubts that the regulation of social media will continue to be a Congressional priority after the Trump administration ends. The president and his allies have argued for legislative changes to address alleged anti‐conservative bias within the most popular social media companies. These complaints have often overshadowed concerns from Democratic lawmakers, who have expressed unease for years about the proliferation of extremist content online. Many of these lawmakers no doubt view last week’s tragedy as a vindication of their concerns, and they wil l act...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Matthew Feeney Source Type: blogs
Wednesday Bible Study: Three things
As it is so often, the division into chapters is fairly arbitrary. Deuteronomy 17 has four pieces, the first of which is just a fragment repeating for the 14th time that sacrificial animals must be unblemished. Why this is so important to the Big Guy, who knows?The second calls yet again for the execution of apostates. You know what I think of that, I and all my friends would be dead. Fortunately, this law is no longer in effect. I don ' t know if the Rabbis addressed this at all in the Talmud, or if it just quietly faded away. The third is about jurisprudence, but it ' s awfully vague. It first refers to " your...
Source: Stayin' Alive - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs