Slate: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's "domestic supply of infants" footnote.
It’s chilling because it lifts us out of a discussion about privacy and bodily autonomy and into a regime in which babies are a commodity and pregnant people are vessels in which to incubate them. If this sounds like a familiar, albeit noxious, economic concept– it’s because it is.
Courthouse News: Wisconsin school not responsible for guard's "full frontal" hugs, Seventh Circuit says.
Politico: Will Alito crown a new "Great Dissenter?"
Roll Call: End of COVID energency could hurt people seeking help for drug abuse.
In the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed providers to prescribe the gold-standard addiction treatment to patients with opioid use disorder through telehealth without first doing an in-person evaluation that addiction experts say is a barrier to underserved communities.
The DEA said starting treatment via a telehealth visit would be acceptable during a pandemic that led people to avoid doctors’ offices and where substance abuse treatment facilities saw fewer patients.
Some groups, including people living in rural areas and others released from incarceration, especially benefited, clinicians say. They worry that such groups won’t be able to make in-person visits at the end of the public health emergency unless Congress or the DEA take action.
Border Report: Legal advocates decry anti-immigration "judicial pipeline."
Reuters: Biden administration urges U.S. Supreme Court to let weedkiller verdict against Bayer to stand.
Bayer last August petitioned the justices to reverse a lower court's decision that upheld $25 million in damages awarded to California resident Edwin Hardeman, a Roundup user who blamed his cancer on the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant's glyphosate-based weedkillers.
The Verge: ICE is running a surveillance dragnet with little oversight, report says.
According to details in American Dragnet: Data-Driven Deportation in the 21st Century, ICE has used a combination of public records and privately acquired information to build a surveillance system that can investigate the majority of US adults with little oversight. The agency now has access to the driver’s license data of three-quarters of US adults (74 percent) and has already run facial recognition scans on the license photographs of 1 in 3 adults (32 percent). And when three out of four adults hooked up utilities like gas, water, and electricity in a new home, ICE was able to automatically update their new address.
Brennan Center for Justice: Are concealed carry laws next on the agenda for the U.S. Supreme Court?
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