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April 15, 2014

Concussion Cases Inspire New Course at George Washington’s Law School

[The New York Times] The revelations that hits to the head may lead to long-term brain damage have rocked the football world at all levels, alarming coaches, players and their parents and forcing the N.F.L. and the N.C.A.A. to tighten safety standards. Given the consequences of the injuries, lawyers, too, have taken note, including those […]

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February 19, 2014 2:15 pm

New York State to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

New York State has agreed to sweeping changes that would curtail the widespread use of solitary confinement to punish prison infractions, according to court papers filed on Wednesday.

February 4, 2014 2:25 pm

Breastfeeding Is Now Required By Law In The United Arab Emirates

The Emirates’ Federal National Council has passed a clause, part of their new Child Rights Law, requiring new moms to breastfeed their babies for two full years, The National reports. Now, men can sue their wives if they don’t breastfeed.

November 8, 2013 1:41 pm

Feds Have Beaten Pharma Into Submission Over Off-Label Drug Use, But At What Cost?

Regulatory policy should be based on rules that are clear, with a process that is transparent, and on decisions that are accountable and reviewable, and that are congruent with other public policy imperatives.

August 20, 2013 2:55 pm

Virginia woman with Down syndrome becomes hero to the disabled

A Virginia woman prevails in complicated guardianship fight: Jenny Hatch, 29, who has Down syndrome, can live independently, at odds with her parents’ wishes, a judge ruled.

April 29, 2013 2:28 pm

Woman with 'shy bladder' syndrome sues Iowa hospital

A woman who sought a job as an administrator at Iowa Methodist Medical Center is now suing the hospital, saying it failed to make accommodations for her shy bladder syndrome.

January 24, 2013 12:56 pm

Irish County Lets Some Drive Drunker? (ABC News)

The County Kerry Council in southwest Ireland passed a measure on Monday that allows rural drivers to legally drive while under the influence of alcohol.  The council voted to issue special permits to individuals who live in rural areas or remote countryside roads.

January 17, 2013 11:43 am

Ohio teacher claims discrimination due to her fear of children (Yahoo News)

A teacher from Mariemont, Ohio, is suing her school district, claiming discrimination. What makes the case unique is that the teacher, Maria Waltherr-Willard, suffers from pedophobia, a crippling fear of young children.

January 14, 2013 3:19 pm

Brazil police banned from giving first aid to victims injured in violent crimes (The Washington Post)

Police in Brazil’s most populous state can no longer give first aid to victims injured in violent crimes or in shootouts with law enforcement officers.  Sao Paulo State Public Safety Department says in a statement posted on its website that as of Wednesday only emergency response teams and paramedics can provide treatment to victims at the scene of the crime or shootout with police.

January 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Hundreds of Texas, Ohio teachers flock to gun training (Reuters)

School teachers in Texas are flocking to free firearms classes and hundreds more in Ohio have signed up for training in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, some vowing to protect their students with guns even at the risk of losing their jobs.

January 8, 2013 6:47 pm

Supreme Court says prisoner incompetence no bar to appeal (Yahoo)

The Supreme Court ruled that federal courts are not required to suspend a prisoner’s appeal for reversal of his state court conviction on the grounds that the prisoner is incompetent to participate in his case.

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