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Should food products be required to indicate on their label that they contain genetically modified (“GMO”) ingredients? Proponents of mandatory GMO labeling say consumers should have the right to know what’s in their food. Opponents claim compliance with patchwork state labeling requirements would result in food price increases. A bill sponsored by Kansas Republican Sen. […]

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The vacancy on the Court created by the death of Antonin Scalia means that President Obama is constitutionally obligated to appoint a successor. Some names have been bandied about in the media (Judge Sri Srinivasan, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Judge Merrick Garland) but recent news stories say that D.C. Judge Ketanji Brown […]

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EPA Clean Water Rule

The goal of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule is to protect waters historically covered by the Clean Water Act. It clearly defines water sources that affect the health of downstream waters, protects waters next to lakes and rivers, and focuses on streams, not ditches, unless they are constructed out of or function like streams. The […]

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As the final exams are approaching and our students begin their preparations, we thought that the following list of the variety of study aids the library has might be helpful. Our collection includes Questions & Answers, Examples & Explanations, Understanding Series, Emanuel’s Strategies & Tactics, Nutshells, and number of audio recordings. And don’t forget the […]

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Post written by Kendra Medina, LLM candidate 2015, Pace Law School. As the technology evolves, different techniques for assisted reproduction have developed. The possibility of preserving embryos is now a reality that allows infertile or same sex couples, as well as single or ill individuals, to preserve their gametes for years in order to plan […]

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The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films out at no charge for up to five days. Come by and check it out! […]

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The New York Court of Appeals struck down the NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, upholding the Appellate Division decision. The Court based its decision on separation of powers, stating that We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”, exceeded the scope […]

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In this Lancet article “Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions” the commission finds that “Within just a few years, we might be faced with dire setbacks, medically, socially, and economically, unless real and unprecedented global coordinated actions are immediately taken. Here, we describe the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and […]

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OECD Health at a Glance Report 2013

This Report, OECD Health at a Glance 2013, of OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries and other selected nations. Health at a Glance 2013 compares OECD countries on each component of this framework. It is structured around eight chapters. […]

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In a decision by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot patent natural human genes.  However, you can patent modified genes.  The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., involved the patenting of BRAC 1 and BRAC 2 genes which are involved in certain breast and ovarian cancers. Myriad had […]

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