Exploring Legal and Policy Responses to Opioids: America’s Worst Public Health Emergency
By: James G. Hodge, Jr., Chelsea L. Gulinson, Leila F.S. Barraza, Walter G. Johnson, Drew Hensley & Haley R. Augur
A Prescription for Disaster: How Local Governments’ Abuse of Public Nuisance Claims Wrongly Elevates Courts and Litigants Into a Policy Making Role and Subverts the Equitable Administration of Justice
By: The Honorable Luther J. Strange, III
The Current State of Opioid Litigation
By: Richard C. Ausness
The Opioid Crisis and the Federal Death Penalty
By: J. Richard Broughton
The Opioid Litigation Unicorn
By: Nicolas P. Terry
Washington, D.C.’S Heroin Epidemic of the 1970s and Today’s Opioid Crisis: A Comparative History of Government Policy Responses
By: Brian G. Gilmore
Drug-Induced Homicide: Challenges and Strategies in Criminal Defense
By: Valena E. Beety, Alex Kreit, Anne Boustead, Jeremiah Goulka, & Leo Beletsky
Opioid Crisis and the Law: An Examination of Efforts Made in Criminal Defense
By: Jennifer L. Brinkley
State Benchmark Plan Coverage of Opioid Use Disorder Treatments and Services: Trends and Limitations
By: Stacey A. Tovino
All Hands On Deck: The Case for Incorporating Medically-Assisted Treatment Into the Criminal Justice System in South Carolina
By: Joseph Y. Shenkar
Utilizing Pharmacists and Education Services to Promote Proper Use of Opioids Across South Carolina
By: Kayce M. Shealy, Erika E. Tillery, Cheryl A. Anderson, Katelyn L. Cheek
Articles dedicated to our 2019 Symposium: The Opioid Crisis and the Practice of Law
Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries
L-3 Commc’n Corp. v. Serco, Inc. (Keenan 6/10/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that evidence of a long-standing business relationship may establish a business expectancy as a matter of law and should be left to the factfinder to determine. . . .
Small v. Welldyne, Inc. (Quattlebaum 6/12/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that it was proper for the jury to decide whether contributory negligence existed when an elderly woman took prescription medication that was sent to her by mistake. . . .
Muhammad v. Norfolk So. Ry. Ry. (Niemeyer 6/4/2019): The Fourth Circuit held that an injury occurring on a bridge over navigable waters does not satisfy the situs element of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), which requires that the injury occur “upon the navigable waters of the United States.” . . .
United States v. Drummond (Traxler 6/5/2019): The Fourth Circuit affirmed a criminal defendant’s conviction based on a finding of adequate probable cause to support a search warrant, and, additionally, affirmed defendant’s sentence enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”) as applied by the district court. . . .
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