Monkeypox Declared a Public Health Emergency

Shane Richards, Class of 2023, Belmont Law On August 4, 2022, the Biden administration declared Monkeypox a public health emergency, with over 8,900 cases being reported across the United States and many more cases being reported globally. The declaration came on the heels of the World Health Organization declaring Monkeypox a “public health emergency of …

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Fifth Circuit: Christian Medical Groups Cannot Be Punished for Refusing Abortions and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shane Richards, Class of 2023, Belmont Law On August 26, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling holding that the United States Government cannot punish Christian medical providers for refusing to conduct abortions and gender reassignment surgery. The Court held that punishing a Christian hospital for not conducting such operations would …

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From Paper Restraints to Electronic Ransoms

Shane Richards, Class of 2023, Belmont Law Just shy of one year ago, the nation’s largest fuel pipeline was ground to a halt because of a criminal ransomware attack. In May 2021, Colonial Pipeline’s system transported 100 million gallons of gasoline per day, supplying gas for 50 million people in America’s southeast and meeting about …

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