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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

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

Twitter Sues U.S. Government Over Surveillance/Transparency

Twitter has sued Eric Holder and others (acting in their official government capacity) for a declaratory judgment granting relief from prohibitions on its disclosure of more detailed information about national security surveillance requests. This is in part an effort to distinguish the company from the agreement that other internet services companies, including Google and Facebook, …Read the Rest

Islamic State / ISIS / ISIL

Update (Oct. 15, 2014): “Operation Inherent Resolve” (sixty-nation coalition against IS/ISIS/ISIL) A coalition of approximately forty nations (including Arab nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and UAE) is trying to destroy and dismantle the Islamic State (IS) in the Middle East. This is the group alternately referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria …Read the Rest

Ebola update

After visiting the affected countries, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said on Sept. 2 that the international community must offer resources, technical experts, and cooperation very soon, in order to prevent the epidemic from spiraling out of control. The Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, killing over 1500 people and prompting a message …Read the Rest