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Gendered inequalities are on the frontlines of COVID-19. The catalogue of COVID-19’s impact covers all aspects of women’s lives: work, family,... MORE
This short essay, prepared for a symposium on menstruation, is an initial effort to catalogue various legal approaches to menopause and to set out... MORE
As escalating COVID-19 cases threatened to overwhelm health care systems, many states issued new clinical triage protocols or resurrected old ones... MORE
This paper explores a series of thought experiments that postulate the existence of “artificially intelligent law.” An artificially-intelligent legal... MORE
There is no single cause of America’s opioid crisis. But unethical physicians and unscrupulous prescription practices undoubtedly have contributed.... MORE
Recent breakthroughs have moved heritable human genetic modification from the realm of science fiction to the cusp of reality, lending urgency to... MORE
There is, without question, a public health crisis in the United States arising from both illicit and prescription opioid misuse, addiction, and... MORE
Objective: This research examined the frequency of and characteristics associated with three forms of violence among persons with mental illness—... MORE
In this article, we contrast the roles of intent, function, biology and marriage in establishing legal parenthood, focusing on differences between... MORE
In Sperm donor anonymity and compensation: an experiment with American sperm donors, the authors contribute to our knowledge about the impact of... MORE
Developing practical, effective, and legally sustainable policies to separate firearms from people at risk of violence or suicide represents a... MORE
It’s been more than forty-four years since the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (“the Commission”) recommended decriminalization of... MORE
Joe Giarratano was on death row for twelve years, and remains incarcerated today, because mental illness and severe emotional distress wholly... MORE
A small group of individuals with mental illness is repeatedly involved in violence. Little is known about how often and how consistently these high-... MORE
For people with serious mental illness, research demonstrates the potential positive effects of having an advance directive with specific... MORE
Before the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the American Psychiatric Association’s position on gun policy reflected... MORE
Highly publicized incidents in which people with apparent mental illnesses use guns to victimize strangers have important implications for public... MORE
Tobacco policy in the United States is being transformed from the laissez faire approach (accompanied by a stunning history of industry deception)... MORE
This article answers two key questions. First: Do jurors understand and apply the criminal mental state categories the way that the widely... MORE
The number of deceased donor organ donations in Israel is lower than average when compared to other Western World countries. To address the organ gap... MORE
Under the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to determine the stringency of the National Ambient Air Quality... MORE
This article, which is based on and expands on an amicus brief the authors submitted to the United States Supreme Court, first provides the moral... MORE
This article evaluates the relationship between workplace equality and the technology of egg freezing, which allows women to “bank” their eggs until... MORE
The conflict of interest created when physician-researchers combine medical research and treatment is a long-standing and widely recognized ethical... MORE
Physicians generally have had no legal or ethical duty to notify patients about new, patient-specific medical information or medical advances... MORE
Obtaining informed consent has typically become a stylized ritual of presenting and signing a form, in which physicians are acting defensively and... MORE
This study examined the relationship between the availability of mental health outpatient services provided by 40 publicly funded community service... MORE
A variety of instruments have been published over recent years that improve clinicians’ ability to forecast the likelihood that an individual will... MORE
Objective: This study examined interventions used by colleges to respond to students who appear to be experiencing mental health crises.  ... MORE
The battle for the future of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) has been joined. The tacit compromise underlying assisted reproduction - no... MORE
In recognition of Howard Zonana' contributions, I take stock of progress of your field over three decades. You are the voice of psychiatry in the... MORE
The determinative issue in applying the insanity defense is whether the defendant experienced a legally relevant functional impairment at the time... MORE
This conference addresses “obstacles to development and use of pharmacotherapies in the treatment of addiction.” I will focus on the challenges of... MORE
What explains controversy over outpatient commitment laws (OCLs), which authorize courts to order persons with mental illness to accept outpatient... MORE
This book focuses on the dilemmas of applying conflicting values to egg and sperm donation, arguing that the law must develop an integrated approach... MORE
This article calls for setting limits on the number of offspring born from any one individual's gametes, and for continuing to sanction incest, even... MORE
Solutions to many of the problems confronted by public health policymakers depend on getting people to behave in a way that promotes the common... MORE
The “Option of Adoption Act,” a Georgia law that was introduced by a staunchly anti-abortion Georgia state representative, establishes procedures for... MORE
This brief article calls for a mandatory national donor gamete registry. It first discusses the history of secrecy in the adoption context before... MORE
In this paper, we will incorporate gender consciousness into critiques of the rational actor model by revisiting Carol Gilligan's account of moral... MORE
My assignment is to comment on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Panetti v. Quarterman, holding that a delusional mentally ill prisoner who is... MORE
Modern democratic nations have designed electoral systems to achieve two fundamental goals: increasing enfranchisement and voting, and, assuring the... MORE
Organ transplantation remains one of modern medicine’s remarkable achievements. It saves lives, improves quality of life, diminishes healthcare... MORE
In an article for a symposium issue of the Cincinnati Law Review on the thirtieth anniversary of the Tarasoff decision, finding therapists... MORE
Understanding the biological roots of intimate behavior is a complex undertaking that involves the integration of evolutionary biology, evolutionary... MORE
This article addresses the role of the genetic tie in the parent-child relationship through three lenses. First, we argue that the legal system... MORE
A lively debate has raged in recent years about how to regulate employment reference practices. According to the conventional account, employers... MORE
This Article proposes a solution to resolve the legal issues that arise from the disposition of eggs, zygotes, and sperm upon divorce or death. I... MORE
Public health ethics, like the field of public health it addresses, traditionally has focused more on practice and particular cases than on theory,... MORE
The authors describe how the mission of public health has come to encompass the prevention and amelioration of injury. They also highlight the... MORE
In PGA Tour, Inc. v. Casey Martin, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the right of the professional golfer Casey Martin to use a golf cart... MORE
This essay focuses on the relationships between children, unknown donors, and biological parents. It argues that children deserve access to... MORE