This dataset includes laws from all 50 states and the District of Columbia in effect as of December 1, 2018 that ban abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions that affect the enforceability of these laws.
This dataset includes state laws establishing advertising restrictions for abortion, as well as case law and attorney general opinions affecting the enforceability of these laws, in effect as of December 1, 2018.
This five-part webinar series hosted in 2019 examines policy surveillance and empirical legal research methods and standards, issues in global and local policy surveillance, and challenges and opportunities for the use of policy surveillance in research and policymaking.
This legal map presents statutes and regulations that authorize the involuntary commitment of substance users, in effect as of March 1, 2018. It catalogs the statutory standards authorizing commitment, parties authorized to petition for a commitment, provisions surrounding clinical assessments, parameters of judicial review, time periods for commitment authorization, allowable treatment, and procedures for recommitment.
For public health, concerns about nuisance property ordinances are important, both because of the general importance of stable housing to personal and family health and because of the particularly severe consequences of eviction. Although other laws may protect the housing rights of domestic violence survivors, the fact that the main housing laws so rarely protect victims of domestic violence is concerning, purely on the level of legal doctrine and public policy.