Versus Trump: Versus DeVos (Interview with Toby Merrill)

8/3/17  //  Uncategorized

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Jason has an interview with Toby Merrill, the director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School, about several lawsuits she's involved with against newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Listen now!

The D.C. Circuit Just Made it Harder for Trump to Stop the Cost-Sharing Payments

8/3/17  //  Quick Reactions

Two days ago, the D.C. Circuit granted a motion from a group of fifteen states, led by California, to intervene in the pending appeal in House v. Price. Allowing the states to intervene will prevent the Trump administration from unilaterally dismissing its appeal in the case.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

HIV is a Health Condition — Not a Crime

7/31/17  //  Commentary

Despite consensus that criminalizing HIV has little public health effect, is not supported by scientific knowledge of transmission risks, and may violate the Americans with Disabilities, states are still enforcing laws against people living with HIV.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

Obamacare As Superstatute

7/28/17  //  Commentary

The Affordable Care Act has wrought a normative transformation in American views on healthcare and public policy

Abbe Gluck

Yale Law School

The Hypocrisy of the 'Skinny' Repeal

7/27/17  //  Commentary

The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrous

Abbe Gluck

Yale Law School

Treason and Cyberwarfare

7/27/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

By Carlton Larson: There are two forms of treason recognized under the United States Constitution: (1) levying war against the United States; and (2) adhering to our enemies, giving them aid and comfort. Each raises slightly different issues with respect to cyberwarfare.

Take Care

It’s Time To Take Responsibility, Senators

7/26/17  //  Commentary

This might well be Senators' final vote – they should act like it, and own the consequences.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Due Process of Lawmaking and the Obamacare Repeal

7/25/17  //  Commentary

By Abbe Gluck: This is repeal for repeal’s sake. It’s not about policy. It’s all about politics. And of course, it’s also about human lives.

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Arbitration Can Obscure Safety Problems in Nursing Homes

7/24/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration wants to allow nursing homes to require their residents to arbitrate any disputes. Will that reduce nursing home quality?

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

How to Destabilize Insurance Markets Without Really Trying

7/18/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The health care sharing ministry amendment is just one example of a seemingly innocuous provision that could have significant effects overall. Senators should pay attention.

Rachel Sachs

Washington University Law School

Disability Advocates Challenge Medicaid Cuts

7/14/17  //  Commentary

Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, with walkers, and using ventilators protested in Senators’ offices and RNC offices across the country. Many traveled far from their homes, suffered blazing temperatures, and were denied access to bathrooms and elevators, to make their voices heard. And Senators and RNC staff refused to meet them, had them forcibly ejected, and called police to arrest them.

Eve Hill

Brown Goldstein & Levy

An Airtight Opinion on Fugitive Emissions

7/12/17  //  Commentary

A recent D.C. Circuit opinion vindicates the principle that while agencies may have discretion over how laws are enforced, they cannot use that enforcement discretion to cancel legal obligations altogether.

Zachary Price

U.C. Hastings College of the Law

The Research on Malpractice and Nursing Homes

7/11/17  //  Commentary

The Trump administration wants to allow nursing homes to require their residents to arbitrate any disputes. Will that reduce nursing home quality?

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

Nursing Homes, Mandatory Arbitration, and Administrative Law

7/5/17  //  Commentary

The Trump Administration has quietly retreated from (and sought to undo) an effort by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to push back on mandatory arbitration.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School

The Republicans’ Uncertainty Strategy

6/29/17  //  Commentary

Thoughts on the consequences of the Republicans’ strategy to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

Nick Bagley

University of Michigan Law School