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The CIA, Interrogations, etc.

On Dec. 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of its classified, 6682-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques and possible torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11 until Dec., 2007. (The “torture report” in most of the reporting.) The Committee had voted 14-1 to make the summary public after it was completed. …Read the Rest

The Department of Justice and Police Departments

Dec. 11, 2014 update: Mayor Jackson speaks to the media about the DOJ report. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Cleveland on Dec. 4, 2014, delivering a 58-page letter with the results of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s investigation of the Cleveland Police Department (CPD). The DOJ posted the letter, Executive Summary, and Statement of Principles (documents) on its …Read the Rest

Young v. UPS

Overview Young v. UPS Statutes Cases — pre-PDA Cases — post-PDA Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Selected Secondary Sources Overview On Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Young v. UPS. At issue is if, and when, employers must provide pregnant employees with work accommodations similar to accommodations provided to nonpregnant employees with work limitations. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog …Read the Rest


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

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