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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 […]

Honor Killing: It’s Not Honor; It’s Murder

Honor Killing: It’s Not Honor; It’s Murder

Honor Killing: It’s Not Honor; It’s Murder Pakistani Social Media Star Murdered by Her Brother in Apparent Honour [1] Killing British beauty therapist WAS Strangled in ‘Honour Killing.’ An American ‘Honor Killing’ Man Smothers Daughter to Death in Honour Killing Honour Killings: India’s Crying Shame Sadly, the above news headlines are not uncommon.  According to the United […]

Mainstreaming a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach to Impaired Driving

Mainstreaming a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach to Impaired Driving

Mainstreaming a Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach to Impaired Driving Driving while impaired (DWI) by alcohol or other drugs is an international problem. Far too many people lose their lives, are injured or injure others while engaging in this totally preventable crime. Some countries have a stronger ethic about not drinking and driving than others but it […]

Elder Abuse and Exploitation: An Attack on Vulnerable Victims

Elder Abuse and Exploitation: An Attack on Vulnerable Victims

Elder Abuse and Exploitation: An Attack on Vulnerable Victims Editor’s Note: June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Learn more here.  With our ever growing aging population, crimes against older adults are increasing and becoming more widespread.  Since 2010, the senior population (65 and over) has increased 30% compared to an overall population growth […]