In my preceding posts, I have addresses the value that a MOLST paradigm program can bring to a state. I have also highlighted where a MOLST paradigm program can thrive and flourish, whether alone or in with another healthcare framework. However, a review of the legal barriers that could hinder its execution must be reviewed.
Pinterest. It can best be described as a swap meet of ideas, pictures and the like, a place where people exchange their interests and projects. The process is simple: find something you like, either online or from the website itself, and then “pin it” to your own board. All posts are public, and everyone can pin anything from anyone.
When I started this blog a few months ago, I began by deploring the current state of politics. Specifically, how change is always the promise but seemingly never the outcome – especially when the commitment is about campaign finance. If there is one thing that I hope I have successfully conveyed through my ramblings it is this:
No case involving a consumer downloading infringing materials via BitTorrent has yet made it to a final jury verdict. Subpoenas have been quashed, sanctions have been imposed, but any Internet piracy litigation against end users that has made it past the initial technical hurdles has ended in settlement.
The NFL holds a strict stance against betting on football games. This did not stop them, however, from recently deciding to allow teams to accept advertisements from casinos. Historically, the NFL refused to allow teams to accept any form of advertising from casinos and the like, but now they will allow all 32 teams to accept advertising on a limited basis from casinos in their markets.
Just like many baseball players and Wall Street workers are required to arbitrate their employment disputes, so too are many firefighters and policemen. However, unlike Major League Baseball or an investment house where arbitration may determine one person’s salary, fire and police arbitrations often formulate police and fire union contracts which effect hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of salaries. Many states have old laws on the books that require police and firefighter unions to arbitrate if they cannot reach an agreement with a municipality through regular contract talks.
Chances of high-profile defense attorneys like Ben Brafman or Ted Wells going against a female district attorney are slim to zero. Of the major metropolitan cities across the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco, only two women were ever elected to serve as District Attorney.
To bring my coffee law blog to a close, I will turn our attention to coffee lawsuits, along with some great examples of coffee in the courts. Despite the fact that that the contract disputes within the coffee trade are mostly governed by arbitration (which you read about in my post on arbitration in the coffee trade), there are other disagreements surrounding coffee which do end up in court.
Bolivia is one of the world’s poorest countries, with 60% of the population living in poverty and 37.7% living in extreme poverty. It’s actually the poorest country on the South American continent. It’s not hard to imagine the multitude of ways the poor suffer – inadequate housing, malnutrition, limited access to education – the list goes on. We have the same issues in the U.S., although fortunately, not to the same degree. But poor Bolivians must face yet another injustice.
In blood-drenched Juarez, Mexico, authorities just confirmed that 12 bodies discovered earlier this year were those of women. The announcement is unsurprising in a border city infamous for femicidio (systematic gender-based violence), which has left thousands of women missing and murdered over the last 15 years. The fate of Jaurez’s desaparecidas remains unsolved.