DNA in Democracy

Dina Rosin (CMC ’20) On May 28, 2007, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was passed as an Act of Congress to prohibit the use of genetic information in cases of healthcare and employment. This means that healthcare providers cannot withhold insurance on the basis of genetic predispositions to certain diseases or conditions. Furthermore, this…

Executive Orders and Judicial Challenges

Dina Rosin (CMC ’20) With the recent shift in leadership from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, many observers have expressed concern about President Trump’s issuance of a number of executive orders.  However, neither the existence nor the proliferation of Trump’s executive orders are out of the ordinary among past presidents. While the notion of executive…