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A Complete Property Right Amendment, John H. Ryskamp Oct 2006

A Complete Property Right Amendment, John H. Ryskamp

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The trend of the eminent domain reform and "Kelo plus" initiatives is toward a comprehensive Constitutional property right incorporating the elements of level of review, nature of government action, and extent of compensation. This article contains a draft amendment which reflects these concerns.


Disability Discrimination In Long-Term Care: Using The Fair Housing Act To Prevent Illegal Screening In Admissions To Nursing Homes And Assisted Living Facilities, Eric M. Carlson Aug 2006

Disability Discrimination In Long-Term Care: Using The Fair Housing Act To Prevent Illegal Screening In Admissions To Nursing Homes And Assisted Living Facilities, Eric M. Carlson

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Nursing homes and assisted living facilities routinely require applicants to disclose an extensive amount of medical information. Not infrequently, these long-term care facilities use the information to deny admission to those applicants with relatively greater care needs. These denials constitute illegal discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, but generally consumers are unaware of these protections or find litigation too expensive and time-consuming under their generally difficult circumstances.

These illegal denials of service could be limited by active enforcement of the Fair Housing Act’s no-inquiry regulation, which prohibits a housing provider from inquiring into an ...


The Convicted Felon As A Guardian: Considering The Alternatives Of Potential Guardians With Less-Than-Perfect Records, Mike Jorgensen Aug 2006

The Convicted Felon As A Guardian: Considering The Alternatives Of Potential Guardians With Less-Than-Perfect Records, Mike Jorgensen

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Courts require discretion in appointing guardians. Oftentimes, the legislature prevents the courts from exercising discretion when statutes are enacted that prohibit felons from serving as guardians under any circumstances. Yet, the need for guardians is increasing and will continue to do so due to the exponential growth in the aging elder population.

At the same time, however, the pool of potential guardians is shrinking in size. Additionally, the same reducing pool of eligible guardians is being attenuated further by having a disproportionate amount of felonies.

The groups most impacted by these trends are the indigent and the minorities. The indigent ...


Protecting Rights Or Waiving Them? Why 'Negotiated Risk' Should Be Removed From Assisted Living Law, Eric M. Carlson Aug 2006

Protecting Rights Or Waiving Them? Why 'Negotiated Risk' Should Be Removed From Assisted Living Law, Eric M. Carlson

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Assisted living facilities claim that negotiated risk agreements give residents the freedom to act against facility advice. On the contrary, negotiated risk was proposed originally to waive a facility’s liability for inadequate care, and liability waiver remains a significant component of negotiated risk.

This Article offers the first detailed legal analysis of state negotiated risk laws. Due to negotiated risk’s dueling definitions – based either on the against-facility-advice scenario or the inadequate care scenario – state law is marked by ambiguity and inconsistency. Currently, fifteen states address negotiated risk in law, and an additional state has developed a standardized negotiated ...


Bond Repudiation, Tax Codes, The Appropriations Process And Restitution Post-Eminent Domain Reform, John H. Ryskamp Jun 2006

Bond Repudiation, Tax Codes, The Appropriations Process And Restitution Post-Eminent Domain Reform, John H. Ryskamp

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This brief comment suggests where the anti-eminent domain movement might be heading next.


Fair Housing Is Good Medicine: Applying The Fair Housing Act's No-Inquiry Regulation When Housing And Health Care Are Provided Together, Eric M. Carlson Mar 2006

Fair Housing Is Good Medicine: Applying The Fair Housing Act's No-Inquiry Regulation When Housing And Health Care Are Provided Together, Eric M. Carlson

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The Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the housing or rental markets. The FHA’s no-inquiry regulation prohibits a landlord from inquiring into an applicant’s health condition.

Although the FHA routinely has been applied to long-term care facilities – usually to protect a group home or similar facility from unfair zoning practices – the no-inquiry regulation has not been utilized to challenge the admissions practices of assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care facilities. Indeed, at first glance, a no-inquiry rule seems a poor fit for a facility that provides health care along with ...


Planning For End-Of-Life Health Care Decisions--What National Survey Results Reveal, Linda S. Whitton Jan 2006

Planning For End-Of-Life Health Care Decisions--What National Survey Results Reveal, Linda S. Whitton

Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Great Vanishing Benefit, Employer Provided Retiree Medical Benefits: The Problem And Possible Solutions, 39 J. Marshall L. Rev. 785 (2006), Larry Grudzien Jan 2006

The Great Vanishing Benefit, Employer Provided Retiree Medical Benefits: The Problem And Possible Solutions, 39 J. Marshall L. Rev. 785 (2006), Larry Grudzien

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.