Archive | May, 2015

SWB: Where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on scientific issues?

May 10, 2015

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We’ve started the 2016 presidential election race, and a lot of public figures are officially declaring their candidacy lately. Some of my upcoming posts will take time to analyze each candidate and their stance on science-related issues, such as: Climate change Energy policy (Oil, gas, coal, nuclear, alternative) Healthcare Infectious disease (such as Ebola) Vaccination […]

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Science and Law: Quinlan v. State of New Jersey: Do patients have the right to end life-sustaining care based on the U.S. Constitution?

May 9, 2015

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QUINLAN v. STATE OF NEW JERSEY Supreme Court of New Jersey 70 N.J. 10, 355 A. 2d 647, 1976 This case is another important landmark decision in the ‘right to die’ movement. This helped to define the rights of patients and their guardians to refuse or discontinue life-sustaining medical intervention. Case Background Karen Ann Quinlan […]

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