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Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

On June 25, in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in federal exchanges in a 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a huge win for the government and for the millions of people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on… more »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

King v. Burwell Tests the Court’s Reputation

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »

Health Law Program Ranked No. 3 in Nation

ATLANTA — Georgia State Law’s highly regarded Center for Law, Health & Society ranked No. 3, up from No. 8 in 2014, in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 10. This is the ninth consecutive year it has been named one of the top 10 health law programs by… more »

Much at Stake for Georgians in Health Care Fight

By Erin C. Fuse Brown

After the oral argument on March 4, it remains unclear what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in King v. Burwell, the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act. What is clear is that a decision striking down subsidies for all those who obtain insurance on federal exchanges would have… more »

Interest in Public Policy Leads to Georgia State’s First J.D./M.P.H. Graduate

Christine S. Lee chose law school to pursue her interest in problem solving, but while at Georgia State University College of Law, she discovered a new area of appeal – public policy. In December, Lee became the first Georgia State graduate with a dual J.D. and master of public health.

“While I would not… more »

Lombardo Finds Relevancy in the Echoes of History

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

Created in… more »

Children’s Literature, Human Rights, and Law

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” This quote from Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! has resonated through Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres’s life and work since he first read it years ago. Todres, whose career has been devoted to human –particularly children’s – rights, noted “The sentiment expressed in this classic… more »

Exploring the “Haunted Files” of Eugenics

“Haunted Files: The Eugenics Records Office” opened last fall at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. The exhibit was described by the New York Times as an office complete with original filing cabinets from the 1920s containing copies of “research” on families purported to have undesirable traits such as mental disability, sexual deviancy, criminal… more »

Health Care Transactions Course

This fall the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation’s largest professional group of health care attorneys, released its “Health Law Curriculum Toolkit.” Based on the input of practicing health lawyers and academics, the resource provides guidance for law schools in designing an effective health law curriculum, addressing both substantive health law topics as well as… more »