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Professor Doron Dorfman Examines "Suspicious Species" on the Ipse Dixit Podcast

Tuesday 5/5/2020

Dorfman observes that there is considerable public outrage about the abuse of disability law to bring animals into places where they are prohibited ...

Doron Dorfman

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 Bruce Ching Analyzes "War on Terror" Presidential Statements

Monday 3/23/2020

In “Echoes of 9/11,” Professor Bruce Ching examines persuasive statements by presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, involving appeals to national identity as a rhetorical foundation for anti-terrorism policy since 9/11 ...

Bruce Ching

Professor Shubha Ghosh Explores Genetic Patents in "Myriad, Post-Myriad"

Monday 3/2/2020

The US Supreme Court’s 2013 decision, holding patent claims to isolated, endogenous deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences to be invalid, seemed to have limited negative impact on Myriad Genetics, whose patent on the isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes were at the heart of the case ...

Shubha Ghosh

Professor Doron Dorfman Explores the "Fear of the Disability Con" in Law & Society Review

Wednesday 1/8/2020

Professor Doron Dorfman presents a new framework for analyzing the development and implementation of disability law and policy: the prism of the “fear of the disability con”—popular perceptions of fraud and fakery ...

Doron Dorfman

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