CHLPI Blog

Jeff Bezos says ordering groceries online is better for the planet. Is he right?

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This article was written by Maddie Stone and originally published by Grist on May 1, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed how Americans get our food. We’re no longer going to restaurants; we’re limiting our trips to the grocery store. Many […]

Connecticut Commission Rules Transgender Health Care Exclusions Violate State Non-Discrimination Laws

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The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (the Commission) recently issued an important ruling condemning discrimination by state and municipal health insurance plans. On April 17th, the Commission ruled that provisions of such plans violate state non-discrimination laws in two […]

Rethinking Food Insecurity During a Pandemic: An Equity-Based Approach

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Originally published on April 25, 2020 by Jurist. Written by Arvind Suresh and Matthew Fischer, edited by Gabrielle Wast. In just a few weeks, COVID-19 has overwhelmed the world and drastically changed our lives. Arvind Suresh, a medical student and […]

INSIGHT: Just When It’s Most Critical, Republicans Seek End of Affordable Care Act

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Originally published on April 23, 2020 in Bloomberg Law. Written by Robert Greenwald and Will Dobbs-Allsopp, HLS Law Student. The Affordable Care Act remains one of our best resources in the struggle to contain the coronavirus. The White House and […]

Farmers and Ranchers to Receive $19 Billion Economic Rescue Package

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Originally published on April 18, 2020 by KCBS Radio. On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a $19 billion economic rescue package for some of our most essential workers: farmers and ranchers. To learn more, KCBS Radio news anchor Ted Ramey […]

Telemundo 44 Interviews Professor Emily Broad Leib on Expiration Date Labels

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Originally published on April 16, 2020 by Telemundo Washington DC

Coronavirus Could Usher In A New Era Of Local, Sustainable Eating

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Originally published on April 10, 2020 by HuffPost. Written by Olivia Paschal Small farms are finding new ways to stay in business as the pandemic shuts down farmers markets and restaurants. Karin Velez counts herself lucky. Wolf Creek Family Farm, […]

Harvard Law School Clinics Focus on Coronavirus Legal Aid

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Originally published on April 15, 2020 by The Harvard Crimson. Written by Kelsey J. Griffin Several Harvard Law School clinics are shifting their focus to provide legal aid to vulnerable populations affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Legal clinics offer students […]

Harvard Law School Clinic Calls for Equity in State Pandemic Response

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Originally published on April 10, 2020 by The Harvard Crimson. Written By Kelsey J. Griffin. The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on the Massachusetts Department of Public […]

Law School Clinics Across the Country Offer Coronavirus Help

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Originally published on April 9, 2020 by Law.com. Written by Karen Sloan. Law school clinics and programs have pivoted in recent weeks to focus on legal matters involving COVID-19—even as their own operations have transformed from in-person to online formats. […]