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Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Procedural Justice And Labeling Theory – A Continuum Of Fairness

Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Procedural Justice And Labeling Theory – A Continuum Of Fairness

Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Procedural Justice And Labeling Theory – A Continuum Of Fairness Few would argue that the judge is the most influential person in the courtroom. From increasing positive drug treatment court outcomes to choosing a fair and representative jury, judges can not only affect the actual outcomes of legal disputes but they overwhelming set […]

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues

Hospital Liability: Understanding the Issues Hospital liability arises from two separate and distinct sources. The first comes from malpractice committed by medical staff and the second arises from the negligence of administrative staff.   The legal theories behind these two sources of litigation are different and can cause confusion for hospital administrators. While a hospital’s liability […]

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts

The Role of the Judge: Procedural Fairness and Drug-Treatment Courts The factors that make up a successful Drug Treatment Court (DTC) are diverse, but the emerging research demonstrates, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the interaction between a judge and a participant is central to that success[1]. The bond between participant and judge is not solely […]

Have You Read the Constitution?

Have You Read the Constitution?

Have You Read the Constitution? At the 2016 Democratic Convention, Khizr Khan asked of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump; “Have you even read the United States Constitution?” Unless you are living under a rock, if you are in the United States you have heard about his question and the ongoing political debate, as have millions […]

What Does “Sex” Mean?

What Does “Sex” Mean?

What Does “Sex” Mean? Courts have started to determine whether sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination is cognizable as sex discrimination under federal statutes. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance and an administrative ruling in 2015 that interpreted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation-based bias within the definition […]

The Marijuana Re-Schedule

The Marijuana Re-Schedule

The Marijuana Re-Schedule It was good news and bad news this week for those who wish to legalize marijuana when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declined to move marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug. The ruling came in response to two petitions – one from the governors of Rhode Island and Washington […]