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Professor Doron Dorfman: COVID-19 May Help Lift FDA Policy On Gay Blood Donors

Monday 4/6/2020

Optimism among public health scholars is rare in the era of coronavirus. Yet I suggest that the crisis might present an opportunity to overrule one controversial health law policy that predates the pandemic: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men ...

Doron Dorfman

Professor William C. Banks: Beware the Military on US Soil

Monday 4/6/2020

There is no doubt that the U.S. military has always played a key role in society. Soldiers have always stood ready to use their special training, equipment and discipline to help out in emergencies when no one else could ...

William C. Banks

Hon. James E. Baker in The New York Times: Why Is Trump So Timid With the Defense Production Act?

Friday 4/3/2020

Every Marine knows better than to pull a knife in a gunfight. But so far, that appears to be the federal government’s approach to battling Covid-19. The president has “invoked” the Defense Production Act, but the government has not used the full authority of the act. There is a difference between invoking a law and using it, just as there is a difference between talk and action ...

Hon. James E. Baker

Professor Doron Dorfman Examines "[Un]Usual Suspects: Deservingness, Scarcity, and Disability Rights"

Thursday 4/2/2020

People encounter disability in public spaces where accommodations are granted to those who fit into this protected legal class, writes Professor Doron Dorfman. Nondisabled people desire many of these accommodations—such as the use of reserved parking spots or the ability to avoid waiting in a queue—and perceive them as “special rights” prone to abuse.

Doron Dorfman

Professor David Driesen: Why NY Law Requires Absentee Ballots in Response to COVID-19

Monday 3/30/2020

Postponing elections because of COVID-19 is dangerous. We don’t know when the crisis will abate ...

David Driesen

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