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Zombie Deer Disease: Is Your Venison Safe?

  If you were around in the 1990s-2000s, you might remember Mad Cow Disease – a disease in cows that can spread to humans via consumption of infected meat, and that leads to a degeneration of the brain and spinal tissue (known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans).  Despite having a more scientific name—bovine spongiform encephalopathy […]

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“Anchor Babies”, “Birth Tourism”, and Most Americans’ COMPLETE Ignorance of Immigration Law

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. This means that if a mother is present in the U.S. when a child is born, then the child… THE. CHILD… […]

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THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE RELEASES FIRST-EVER REPORT OF HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN GEORGIA

On January 10, 2018, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released the first-ever report of HIV criminalization in the US state of Georgia. The report follows previous studies examining available data on all arrests or prosecutions resulting from enforcement of HIV criminalization laws in a single jurisdiction. These studies have been conducted to […]

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Self – Managed Abortion and Embodying the Principles of Reproductive Justice

*Originally published 1/12/18 by Marlene G. Fried & Susan Yanow on Rewire Worldwide, there is an enormous gap between having the legal right to abortion and being able to access one. This is painfully obvious in the United States. While abortion is legal, its opponents have successfully decreased access to services through restrictive laws; bans […]

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Ebola Quarantine in New Jersey, 2014 – Confinement in the Context of Civil Rights

This article is one of two on the O’Neill Blog this week that focus on confinement, human rights, and public health. In October 2014, Kaci Hickox, upon her return to the United States, found herself confined to a tent outside of Newark, New Jersey’s University Hospital. Hickox, a nurse, was returning from Sierra Leone, where […]

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