No Pay for Sexist Performance: How Gender Disparities in Healthcare Hurt Hospitals’ Pay for Performance Reimbursements

Gender disparities and discrimination in healthcare treatment are vast. Women in pain are deemed hysterical, heart attacks in women are caught less frequently than in men due to symptom presentation differences, and women are screened less often than men for some cancers. Meanwhile, in order to be fully reimbursed for healthcare services, legislative reforms increasinglyContinue reading “No Pay for Sexist Performance: How Gender Disparities in Healthcare Hurt Hospitals’ Pay for Performance Reimbursements”

Mahr Provisions and the Case for Shari’a Arbitration

The global Muslim population is currently estimated at 1.8 billion people, comprising twenty-four percent of the total global population. The United States alone is home to 3.45 million Muslim individuals. Further, both global and national Muslim populations are predicted to grow rapidly over the next half-century. The Pew Research Foundation predicts that between 2015 andContinue reading “Mahr Provisions and the Case for Shari’a Arbitration”

Evolved Standards, Evolving Justices? The Case for a Broader Application of the Eighth Amendment

In its Eighth Amendment cases, the Supreme Court has often cited counter-majoritarian considerations as the basis for exercising judicial restraint. As a result, excessive and draconian punishments persist in the United States, with the Court being hesitant to use the Constitution to bar state punishment practices. The Court’s evolving standards of decency doctrine, however, isContinue reading “Evolved Standards, Evolving Justices? The Case for a Broader Application of the Eighth Amendment”

Law and the Epistemology of Disagreements

This Article identifies a discrepancy between law and epistemology and proposes a way to fix it. Our legal system relies on decisions of multimember tribunals, which include juries, state and federal appellate courts, and supreme courts. Members of those tribunals often disagree with each other on matters of fact. The system settles such disagreement byContinue reading “Law and the Epistemology of Disagreements”

Balancing the Conspiracy’s Books: Inter-Competitor Sales and Price-Fixing Cartels

Price fixing is antithetical to a free-market economy. Competitive markets supply goods and services to consumers at the lowest efficient prices. Unfortunately, many businesses would prefer not to compete because they can increase their profits by conspiring to raise price. By refraining from competition, each firm in a price-fixing cartel can maximize its profits atContinue reading “Balancing the Conspiracy’s Books: Inter-Competitor Sales and Price-Fixing Cartels”