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Brittany Maynard’s recent assisted suicide in Oregon reignited the debate over euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide or mercy killing. Ms. Maynard garnered sympathy with videos, a final family trip to the Grand Canyon, and even a temporary period of second-guessing her decision. Presenting the “other view” of an individual decision, Diane Coleman asks in …Read the Rest

Local Data: Cleveland Heights

The city of Cleveland Heights gives access to data about the city’s budget, police incidents and accident reports, and police statistics. Cleveland Heights offers access to its past five budgets (scroll down and click on “Cleveland Heights Budget Transparency Website). This information is on the OpenGov website which allows the user to view the information using …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Maxwell Mehlman

Recent publications by Professor Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine; Director of the Law-Medicine Center: Articles: A Framework for Military Bioethics, Journal of Military Ethics (forthcoming, 2014) (with Stephanie Corley) Ethical and Legal Issues in Enhancement Research on Human Subjects, 20 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics …Read the Rest

Affordable Care Act and Subsidies

Updated (Nov. 14, 2014) This is a compilation of works by CWRU Law Prof. Jonathan Adler (and co-author Michael Cannon) that argue that an IRS rule purporting to extend “tax credits and subsidies to the purchase of health insurance in federal exchanges created in states without exchanges of their own… lacks statutory authority.” The scholarship contributes …Read the Rest

Ebola Update

Update (Nov. 10) Dr. Spencer has been declared free of the virus. Update (Nov. 3) Prof Mehlman and others discuss law and Ebola quarantines (briefly). As of Nov. 1, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported two cases of Ebola imported into the United States — Thomas Duncan, who died in Dallas, and Dr. Craig …Read the Rest

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