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  • Supreme Court Threatens Medicaid Reimbursement Accountability

    Uncategorized April 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm 1 comment

    As the country focuses on the upcoming King v. Burwell decision, the Supreme Court recently ruled on a barely noticed, yet critical, healthcare case: Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center. The Court’s decision in Armstrong will likely have significant, negative consequences for the continued pursuit of universal healthcare. In Armstrong, an […]

     
  • Indiana’s Amended RFRA: Back to Square One for LGBT Hoosiers?

    LGBTQ Rights, Uncategorized April 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

    Last week, Stephen Silva wrote an article critiquing the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for opening the door to increased LGBT discrimination in the state. As it turned out, many Americans shared his concerns. The public response in the week following the law’s enactment was overwhelmingly negative: interest groups and […]

     
  • April 6, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized April 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

    Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Indiana Governor Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law last week. The Indiana law  states, “A governmental entity may not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.” The Indiana RFRA […]

     
  • Gender Discrimination: Fine Lines in the Workplace

    Uncategorized March 28, 2015 at 12:58 am 0 comments

    This week, the high-profile trial of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) took place in San Francisco Superior Court.  KPCB is a well-known venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Pao is the interim CEO of Reddit and former junior partner at KPCB. In 2012, Pao filed the […]

     
  • An Argument for Medicaid Expansion

    Uncategorized March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm 1 comment

    Twenty-two states are currently denying healthcare coverage to nearly seven million Americans.[1] The intransigent opposition to the Affordable Care Act from state leadership, primarily in the South and Midwest, has unfairly burdened their residents and created a missed opportunity. Regardless of one’s opinion on other components of the ACA, the […]

     
  • March 23, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized March 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

    Prison Replacing Study Hall Politico explores a Department of Justice report that found Meridian, MS was incarcerating students “so arbitrarily and severely as to shock the conscience.” The article goes on to explore the school-to-prison pipeline that has led to mass incarceration in America. The rapid increase in incarceration of […]

     
  • Advertising: Good for Business, Bad for the Cause

    Uncategorized March 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

    As of this year, four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana for recreational use. With Colorado alone selling $700 million worth of marijuana in 2014, it is no surprise that entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the cash crop. Like most businesses, these companies would like to increase […]

     
  • Does the LSAT Discriminate Against the Visually Impaired?

    Education, Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 10:58 am 0 comments

    Last week, Richard Bernstein, the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to give a lunchtime speech entitled, “Justice Is Blind.” Bernstein, the only blind Justice ever elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, reflected on how that hardship shaped his character, giving him the empathy he believes […]

     
  • For-Profit College Predatory Lending Leads to Lawsuit and Debt Strike

    Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 3:38 am 0 comments

    The Dodd-Frank Act gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) power to go after institutions that engage in unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices against consumers. On September 16, 2014, the CFPB filed a complaint in federal court against Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices. Corinthian Colleges is the parent […]

     
  • March 2, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized March 2, 2015 at 10:29 am 0 comments

    FCC Approves Net Neutrality The FCC approved net neutrality in a 3-2 vote on Thursday. Under net neutrality, the FCC will treat Internet service provides as public utilities, giving them greater power to regulate. Supporters of net neutrality, such as the ACLU, believe this is a historic win for online […]