Law

HIPAA at 25 remains a work in progress

Anita Allen argues that while HIPAA has delivered meaningful benefits to consumers, it still needs updating to address new and emerging privacy challenges.

From the Regulatory Review

Long-term COVID and the ADA

Jasmine Harris, a disability law expert, shares her thoughts on President Biden’s announcement that long-term COVID sufferers could be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Kristen de Groot

COVID-19, protests, and crime

During a summer internship with the Law School’s David Abrams, rising sophomores Caroline Li and David Feng looked at how the COVID-19 pandemic and last summer’s racial justice protests affected America’s crime rate. 

Kristen de Groot



In the News


Axios

Survey: Philly's civil forfeiture program targeted Black residents

Louis Rulli of the Law School said Philadelphia has historically been a “hotspot” for civil forfeiture. "The people most affected by civil forfeiture were poor, they were communities of color, and they were the most vulnerable in our city, who could least afford to lose their property," he said.

FULL STORY →



HealthDay

How 1.3 million Americans became controlled by conservatorships

Jasmine Harris of the Law School spoke about the U.S. conservatorship system. "The best type of guardianship is the one that never happens," she said. "We have to reimagine the types of community supports that we have in place to provide the scaffolding that I was talking about, that makes guardianship unnecessary."

FULL STORY →



Reuters

BlackRock to give clients more say on holding companies to account

Jill Fisch of the Law School praises changes for allowing pension funds and other big asset owners to have more say over corporate decisions.

FULL STORY →



Al Jazeera

US lawyer who sued Chevron sentenced to 6 months in contempt case

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School said charging and sentencing a lawyer for a criminal contempt violation is rare. In the case of Steven Donziger, who refused to turn over his electronic devices to the court, she said, “the judge felt there was an element of willfulness involved, and that explains the results.”

FULL STORY →



NBC News

‘A heavy price’: Two decades of war, wariness and the post-9/11 security state

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School spoke about the legal aftermath of 9/11. “The expansive view we've taken of war powers, which we view as necessary in the aftermath of 9/11, has crept into the non-war powers,” she said. “The same trends have been passed from one administration to another, and it almost doesn't matter which one you look at. It's all the same.”

FULL STORY →



The New York Times

Why $46 billion couldn’t prevent an eviction crisis

Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the challenges faced by officials, landlords, and tenants in distributing and accessing federal housing aid amid the pandemic. “We asked state and local governments to do something they’d never done before,” said Reina. “They had to design large programs with complex systems in real time, then modify them in real time—and at the same time, we’re expecting these programs to resolve longstanding problems in the housing market.”

FULL STORY →