Allow me to begin with a scene from one of my favorite novels of the last twenty years. The novel is Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies,' the second in her award-winning trilogy of historical novels about Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII.
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The symptoms range from mild to severe, and can even be fatal. As of June 2022, there have been over 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States since the first reported cases in February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, has intensified the fight for access to medication abortion. I argue that conservative and progressive advocacy over medication abortion are windows into how courts legitimize and delegitimize different types of expertise in the service of political goals.
This Essay explores how menopausal bodies are managed and monitored in contemporary U.S. culture. The focus is on two distinct aspects of that management and monitoring: menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and the burgeoning market for technology-driven menopause products and services.
For the better part of a century, the United States Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions, “the underlying premise of [which is] that the Constitution protects ‘the right of the individual . . . to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into . . .
In December of 2017, the first birth from a uterus transplant in America occurred in Dallas, Texas. This article's focus is to compare uterus transplants to other ways to achieve parenthood, to evaluate what kinds of rights claims those who seek to use uterus transplants are making against the state and offer some tentative thoughts on how those claims should be treated.
The balance of this Essay describes and analyzes originalism from a different point of view, centering the experiences of Black women and girls. It then argues that the Court's selective canvassing of history exposes a serious fault in the legitimacy, integrity, and character of not only Dobbs, but also its supposed application of originalist methodology.
Observers have long debated the propriety of certain market exchanges involving the body, including prostitution, organ and gamete selling, commercial surrogacy, and blood and plasma markets, so called “contested commodities” or “taboo trades.” Although such disputes about the nature of market boundaries are long-standing, particularly in the context of the human body, recent years have seen a renewed focus on the ways in which attitudes about the proper scope of commercial exchange shape markets—and, indeed, dictate whether exchange for money occurs at all.
Social understandings of the body and disability, congruent with the ADAAA, ought to counter misleading reductionism about ambiguously diagnosed conditions as disabilities, including long COVID.
Many women long to be mothers one day. Motherhood can take different forms; it can be adopting children, birthing biological children, or nurturing a stepchild, to name a few options. Some women who want biologically related children run a high risk of their children being born with an incurable disease, endangering their chance for biological children to lead healthy lives.
Prisons at both the state and federal levels routinely deny or severely restrict access to menstrual supplies for those who need them. Detainees and prisoners alike are left to bleed onto their clothes and the floor of their cells.
For inmates attempting bodily adornment, RLUIPA is too often a dead letter.
Ultimately, this Comment will argue that the embryoids created from iPSCs should not be considered embryos for purposes of federal law. Instead, their use in research should be subject only to state and federal cloning laws.
Absent from the docket, and flying under the public’s radar, was another, different form of abortion restriction: the reason-based abortion ban. This Comment will focus on the possible constitutional justifications for these laws and subsequently undermine them.
This Comment will analyze deepfakes in the interpersonal con-text—specifically the use of technology to make deepfaked nonconsensual pornography. Because deepfake images and videos appear so real, the scale of potentially negative impact is especially alarming.