Public Health Law Blog Archive

Jun 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Public Health Law News Roundup

posted on Thu, Jun 30 2016 9:39 am by Network for Public Health Law

Laws and policies at the local, state and federal levels aimed at protecting and improving population and community health were in the headlines in June. Some of stories that got the Network’s attention, including perhaps the biggest story of the month: the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a sweeping Texas abortion law.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

The rules of evidence: A court’s decision on vaccinations

posted on Mon, Jun 20 2016 11:33 am by Colleen Healy

Courts have typically garnered public attention when confronted with legal (rather than factual) issues associated with vaccine policy, such as constitutional challenges to mandatory vaccination. Distinctly different issues arise, however, when a child’s parents argue with each other – rather than with the state – about whether or not to vaccinate their child.

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