The J6 Committee’s hearings are making it pretty clear that Giuliani, Sydney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and Lin Wood don’t have much protection. But we knew that from the sanctions entered against them in the courts where they appeared for the ex-president. Now the attention turns to the suits filed by the election machine manufacturers against […]
Are we supposed to believe that the Justices who have signed on to the draft opinion shouting that Roe was “always” “egregiously wrong” – since it was decided in 1973 (almost fifty years ago) – were truth-telling during their confirmations when they praised Roe as “important” precedent that they’d never really thought about? If so, […]
The Companies Making Billions Off The Opioid Epidemic Want You To Know They Are (Really) Sorrry (Really)
“While our intent was not to fuel the epidemic, we failed to recognize the broader context of what was going on in society around us,” said Bob Sternfels, who assumed his role as global managing partner leading the 38,000-employee firm in July 2021. “That’s why we have new protocols and policies in place to prevent […]
In the late 1980s, the Florida legislature set up a regulatory scheme to immunize doctors and hospitals by locking Florida courthouse doors to the families of some children who suffer severe brain damage during birth. All government programs get an acronym and the acronym for this burden-shifting agency is NICA (The Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury […]
The House vote gave some hope that this was the year that Florida would recognize the inequities in the Wrongful Death Act that discriminate against victims of medical malpractice. But the special interests appear to have won out yet again – at the expense of Florida families. Florida’s legislature passed the bill that immunized hospitals, […]
Maybe the worst example of special protections purchased by wealth and power is the National Rifle Association’s death grip on the national legislature over the last few decades: blocking any meaningful regulation of sales and passing federal legislation granting certain immunities from civil suit. Perhaps the timing is a coincidence, but as the NRA’s power, […]
Yesterday, the Judge in Sarah Palin’s trial against the New York Times announced that he was dismissing her claims at the end of trial but allowing the jury to proceed. This move is often referred to as one of “judicial economy” as it can save the court and parties time later. Getting to trial against […]
Let’s Not Discount Science. An Ancient Greek Philosopher Was Exiled for Claiming the Moon Was a Rock, Not a God.
NEJM: More than two thirds (69%) of the U.S. public has said that reducing health care costs should be a top priority for the president and Congress. A review of 14 national opinion polls elucidates the public’s perspective on the problems and solutions.
JAMA: How will the “Conscience Rule” Affect Your Access to Healthcare?