Health Care Law

2010 Health Care Reform Legislation - Event Audio/Video

Nashville Lawyers Chapter
Paul Summers, James Blumstein, J. Ammon Smartt, Todd F. Gaziano, Bill Young February 23, 2010
The Nashville Lawyers Chapter hosted this panel discussion on "2010 Health Care Reform Legislation" at the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP in Nashville on January 27, 2010. Speakers included Mr. Todd Gaziano, Director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation; Mr. Bill Young, General Counsel of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; Hon. Paul Summers, former Attorney General of Tennessee; and Prof. James Blumstein, Director of the Vanderbilt Health Policy Center at Vanderbilt University Law School as the moderator. Mr. Ammon Smartt, Co-Chair of the Nashville Lawyers Chapter, delivered the introduction.

A Debate Over the Constitutionality of the Health Care Reform Act - Event Audio

Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter
Thomas Fisher, Gerard Magliocca, Brian J. Paul November 05, 2011

On October 25, 2011, the Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society hosted a debate between Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher and Prof. Gerard Magliocca of Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis on the constitutionality of the Health Care Reform Act. Introduction by Mr. Brian J. Paul of Ice Miller LLP and President of the Indianapolis Lawyers Chapter.

ABA Watch August 2008

Table of Contents
August 06, 2008

ABA WatchIn this issue, we offer an overview of the ABA’s policy on gun control, offered in light of the recent decision in the Heller case. We also discuss an ethical issue concerning attorneys fees by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility considered last Fall. We also profile several of the award winners at the ABA’s Annual Meeting. And, as in the past, we digest and summarize actions before the House of Delegates. [More]

Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach

Online Debate
Roger Pilon, M. Edward Whelan III, Jonathan H. Adler, Curt Levey October 29, 2007

In May 2006, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that terminally ill patients posses a fundamental right to access experimental drugs (drugs that have passed phase I but not phases II or III of FDA testing) that have not been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. However, in August of this year, a divided appeals court sitting en banc reversed that decision in Abigail Alliance v. von Eschenbach. On September 28, 2007, the Washington Legal Foundation submitted a cert petition to the Court on behalf of Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs. The Supreme Court is likely to decide by January whether to hear the case. A panel of experts including Vice President for Legal Affairs at Cato, Roger Pilon, President of the Ethics & Public Policy Center, Ed Whelan, Case Western University of Law professor Jonathan Adler, and General Counsel for the Committee for Justice, Curt Levey, consider whether the terminally ill have a fundamental constitutional right to access potentially life saving drugs.