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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Monday, January 30, 2012

Health Law Headlines of the Week (Week of Jan. 22, 2012)

Jerry Markon, Justice Dept. Takes on Itself in Probe of 2001 Anthrax Attacks, Wash. Post, Jan. 27, 2012, here 
For a 2009 article published in Issues in Legal Scholarship thatreviews the course of the Department of Justice’s anthrax investigation and then draws two sets of lessons, one having to do with thinking systematically about science, and the other having to do with thinking scientifically about systems,” see here.
Keith M. Phaneuf, State Pays High Price for Incarcerating Mentally Ill, Conn. Mirror, Jan. 26, 2012, here.
For a 2012 law review article proposing an alternative to the traditional means of responding to offenders with a mental illness, see here.
Rob Stein & David Brown, Embryonic Stem Cells Appear to Restore Some Vision to Legally Blind Patient, Wash. Post, Jan. 23, 2012, here.
For an April 29, 2011, report of the ruling by “the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit [that] lifted a preliminary injunction that had blocked such funding,” see here. The ruling itself in Sherley v. Sebelius, No. 10-5287 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 29, 2011), can be found here.
Catholic Bishops to Sue Feds Over Contraception, Insurance Rules, CathNews USA, Jan. 23, 2012, here.
For the 8/1/11 HHS news release initially announcing the rule, see here. For associated guidelines, see here. For a recent manuscript by a Fellow at the Columbia Law School Center for Reproductive Rights addressing the role of conscience in the delivery of health care, see here.
The State of Roe v. Wade in 9 Charts, Wash. Post, Jan. 23, 2012, here.
For one of the most controversial and frequently visited articles authored by a law professor on the impact of legalized abortion, see here and here.

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