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Medical Brain Death Is Not Legal Death

I recorded this brief video that explains why medical brain death is not legal brain death.  Since most organ donors are not legally dead, there is widespread noncompliance with the dead donor rule. Consequently, we have three choices:Decide that the … Continue reading

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Judge Declares Mistrial Due to Plaintiff's Death in Case Against Philip Morris and RJR

Stock image. Vero Beach, FL— A Florida state court judge Monday declared a mistrial eight days into trial against the nation’s two largest tobacco firms, following the death of the plaintiff in the case. Collar v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip … Continue reading

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Late-May calendar is a bit light on arguments, heavy on criminal matters, but no death penalty appeals

The Supreme Court announced its late-May calendar today.  May is the only month with two calendars. It used to be that the end-of-term calendars (late-May and June) were unusually busy, but that stopped a couple of years ago.  This one … Continue reading

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Death by Loneliness | RealClearPolicy

It was 3:40 AM when a rattling pager startled me awake. The message read: “38-year-old male with suicidal ideations, please evaluate.” I slid on my shoes, tied back my hair, and splashed water on my face, in an effort to … Continue reading

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Brain Death Bioethics:Fundamental Principles and Emerging Issues

I had a great time attending the Eighth Annual Great Lakes Palliative Care Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin yesterday. I presented "Brain Death Bioethics:Fundamental Principles and Emerging Issues." Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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