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The Health Docket

Lawrence Gostin, JD, on the state of domestic and global health law.

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Two Obscure Cases about Fish May Disempower Health Agencies

SCOTUS appears poised to substitute its judgment for that of career scientists

February 10, 2024
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On the Health Docket for the Supreme Court's 2024 Term

An alarming agenda with potentially grave consequences for public health

December 28, 2023
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Threats to Democracy Are Threats to Health

This term, the Supreme Court brought some surprising, but good, news

June 29, 2023
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The Supreme Court Delivers an Unexpected Win for Medicaid Recipients

An important accountability measure has been upheld

June 17, 2023
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Mifepristone Battle Could Signal 'Pandora's Box' of Cases Against FDA Drugs

Legal experts hope Supreme Court "reverts to some level of sanity" on abortion medication case

April 28, 2023
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The Mifepristone Battle: The Supreme Court Steps In

FDA's regulatory authority hangs in the balance

April 17, 2023
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What Lies Ahead for ACA's Preventive Care Coverage Mandate?

A look at the health implications and what comes next in the case

April 7, 2023
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A Ban on the Abortion Drug Mifepristone Is Looming

A Texas lawsuit may be disastrous for effective abortion access and FDA's authority

February 23, 2023
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I Fear for the Legal Determinants of Health

The Supreme Court is poised to further unravel health equity in 2023

December 28, 2022
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Public Health in Peril: The Supreme Court's 2022 Term

Our justices are not acting as neutral arbiters of the constitution

November 9, 2022
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Will Our Judiciary Elevate Religious Freedoms Above Public Health?

The ACA is under attack yet again

September 12, 2022
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Get Better President Biden, and Do Better Too

It's time to take stock of the pandemic response

July 25, 2022
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Two Americas After the Fall of Roe

There will be severe consequences for women's health and the doctor-patient relationship

June 27, 2022
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