Welcome to the weekly Wednesday Roundup, where we share the articles that HealthLawProf Blog has recently published. Check out the posts below for interesting information about current legal issues in the healthcare field.
Wednesday, July 23
Circuit Split in One Day: Tax Credits, Halbig and King (or, The Latest ACA Headache)
This article is great if you want an in-depth look at the Affordable Care Act and its latest legal challenges. It begins with a breakdown of the decisions that split circuit courts in one day - Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell - and goes on to explain why, if upheld, Halbig could be the most damaging decision for the ACA yet.
Thursday, July 24
More on Halbig
Interested in checking out some opinions on the Halbig decision? A collection of posts on "what's wrong with the Halbig majority" are linked to in this article.
The $4 Billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost Its Way
This article takes a look at Sutter Health v. Superior Court , a medical data breach class action case. Nominal damages begin at $1,000 per patient under California state law, so the stakes in this case were high - and it raised many questions that extend beyond California law.
Friday, July 25
The Problematic Jurisprudence of Halbig v. Burwell
This article claims that "it is possible to undermine Halbig in a way not generally recognized by the liberal critics who argue (correctly) that hte statutory provision at issue is ambiguous..." and goes on to explain how.
Saturday, July 26
Health Law Clinic Faculty Position Announcement
There is a job opening for a full-time facult position at the rank fo Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Health Law Clinic. The position begins July 1, 2015. Applications are now being accepted.
Antibiotics in Animal Feed and Thin Statutory Interpretation: NRDC v. EPA
Guest blogger Professor Diana Winters writes on the Second Circuit decision in NRDC v. EPA, which reversed a district court's decision to require the FDA to hold hearings on the withdrawal of approval for the use of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.
Guest Blogger Professor Leslie E. Wolf: Lessons from the Facebook "Emotional Contagion" Experiment
Leslie E. Wolf looks at the controversial Facebook research study from an ethical perspective and also a legal perspective in this article, and finds that, unlike many would suspect, what they did was entirely legal.
Sunday, July 27
Health Care Decisions in the New Era of Health Care Reform (North Carolina Law Review Symposium)
This article is an introduction a symposium published by the North Carolina Law Review. The introduction outlines what the symposium will discuss and also the articles that will be included,
Thank You to June's Guest Bloggers
This is the roundup of all the guest bloggers that posted to HleathLawProf Blog in June and the articles that were written by each person.