The question of whether a competent, terminally ill minor should have the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment (LSMT) is perhaps the most intimate, personal, and difficult decision a person could possibly face. While the concepts of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are undoubtedly taboo and controversial, especially in the context of minors, they are nevertheless salient public health, legal, and ethical issues that need to be addressed to reconcile the patchwork of legal and medical doctrines that currently define this subject. Recent judicial rulings,[i] legislative developments,[ii] and public policy polls[iii] suggest that the United States is prepared to hold a serious conversation surrounding a patient’s right to refuse LSMT. State legislatures have made significant progress in the Death with Dignity movement; however, minimal progress, if any, has been made on whether competent, terminally ill minors should also have the right to refuse LSMT.In … [Read more...] about Terminally Ill Minors Should Have the Right to Refuse Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment: Creating Specialized Health Care Courts
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Government got 3 months to decide if it can make yoga compulsory for the age category between six years and 14. The petitioners have been given liberty to re-approach the court if they were “not satisfied with the government’s response”. The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to take a decision regarding making the ancient practice of yoga mandatory in schools for students aged between six and fourteen.A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was acting on separate petitions filed by lawyers J C Seth and Ashwini Kumar Upadhyaya seeking imparting yoga training in schools.The bench asked advocate Ajith Sinha who appeared for the Centre to take instructions on the issue and gave the government three months to decide if it can make yoga compulsory for the age category between six years and 14.The petitioners have been given liberty to re-approach the court if they were “not satisfied with the government’s response”.Justice … [Read more...] about Decide If Yoga Can Be Made Compulsory In Schools: SC To Centre
As the November election approaches in California, the proponents and opponents of Proposition 19 are preparing for battle. Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, is an initiative to legalize certain marijuana-related activities. It purports to do the following:Allow people 21 years of age or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use; Permit local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana; Prohibit people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, and smoking it while minors are present or providing it to anyone under 21; andMaintain current prohibitions against driving a vehicle while impaired. (See http://www.taxcannabis.org/index.php/pages/initiative/ for the text of Proposition 19.) The findings in the initiative make fascinating reading because the initiative acknowledges that laws criminalizing cannabis have failed, millions are … [Read more...] about What are the Possible Legal Implications of the Passage of California’s Proposition 19?
Newly Enacted California Statutes Paid Sick Leave Law Is Amended The amendments to the law include a clarification as to who is a covered worker; alternative accrual and payment methods; and a grandfather clause protecting employers that already provided paid sick leave prior to January 1, 2015 (AB 304). E-Verify Use Is Restricted This law expands the definition of an “unlawful employment practice” to prohibit an employer or any other person or entity from using the E-Verify system at a time or in a manner not required by a specified federal law or not authorized by a federal agency memorandum of understanding to check the employment authorization status of an existing employee or an applicant who has not received an offer of employment, except as required by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal funds. The law also requires an employer that uses the E-Verify system to provide to the affected employee any notification issued by the Social Security … [Read more...] about California Employment Law Notes: October 2015
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