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Professor Nina Kohn: Long-Term Care After COVID—A Roadmap for Law Reform

Friday 6/4/2021

Between May 2020 and January 2021, 94 percent of U.S. nursing homes experienced at least one COVID-19 outbreak. And nursing home residents — isolated from family and friends, dependent on staff often tasked with providing care to far more residents than feasible, and sometimes crowded into rooms with three or more people — succumbed the virus at record rates. By March 2021, nursing home residents accounted for a quarter of all U.S. COVID-19-related deaths ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Nina Kohn: Summit Recommendation Will “Fundamentally Reshape Guardianship Practice"

Thursday 6/3/2021

Guardianship—the process by which a court appoints a surrogate decision-maker for a person found unable to make decisions for themselves—has been the subject of recent extensive criticism, in part because of the #FreeBrittany movement related to singer Britney Spears’ conservatorship case ...

Nina Kohn

Professor Roy Gutterman: Assaults on Press Freedom Endanger Democracy

Tuesday 5/11/2021

In 1991, a group of international journalists and press freedom advocates convened in Windhoek, Namibia, to forge a declaration for press freedom for media, governments and citizens around the world ...

Roy Gutterman

Hon James E. Baker: A DPA for the 21st Century

Friday 4/30/2021

If updated and used to its full effect, the Defense Production Act (DPA) could be leveraged to encourage development and governance of artificial intelligence. And debate about the DPA’s use for AI purposes can serve to shape and condition expectations about the role the law’s authorities should or could play, as well as to identify essential legislative gaps.

Hon. James E. Baker

Professor Nina Kohn Pens WaPo OpEd on Long-Term Care Reform

Wednesday 4/28/2021

During the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic, the conditions in the United States’ nursing homes were horrific. Nursing home residents account for less than half-of-1-percent of the U.S. population but roughly a quarter of the deaths related to covid-19 ...

Nina Kohn

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