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Volume 92, No. 3, Spring 2020

Care robots already assist the elderly in some nursing homes around the globe and could be in widespread use in hospitals and private homes sooner than we think. These robots promise great hope for patients: robots can provide increased independence, assistance with daily living, comfort and distraction during procedures, education, and companionship during vulnerable and lonely times in patients’ […]

By Valarie K. Blake [PDF]

In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70,237 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in 2017. Opioids were involved in 47,600 of those deaths—67.8%—and, as such, are the main driver of overdose deaths. In […]

By Corinne Zucker [PDF]

This Comment aims to provide a cohesive account of the rule of law’s ideological function by examining through a critical historicist orientation how power operates within language and contaminates the interpretive process. Section II outlines a traditional view of the rule of law that Section III challenges by explaining how the rule of law functions ideologically to obscure how […]

By Ryan Aloysius Smith [PDF]

The California wildfire crisis raises the tough question of how the burdens of providing electrical service throughout the state—and particularly to the most wildfire-vulnerable areas of the WUI—should be fairly allocated between property owners, utilities, and ratepayers. This Comment argues that Assembly Bill 1054 optimally distributes the state’s wildfire risk. Section II traces the history and development of article I, […]

By Jeremy Gradwohl [PDF]