3Qs: The future of the Affordable Care Act

Pro­fessor Kristin Madison exam­ines the poten­tial out­comes of the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on Pres­i­dent Obama’s sig­na­ture health-​​care legislation.

3Qs: Debating the impact of ‘stand your ground’ laws

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager shot by self-​​appointed com­mu­nity watch cap­tain George Zim­merman in Florida, has sparked a tur­bu­lent nation­wide dia­logue on race and so-​​called “stand your ground” laws, which autho­rize the use of lethal force in cases of self-​​defense. On Tuesday, law pro­fessor Deb­orah Ramirez spoke at a panel con­vened by Con­gres­sional Democ­rats to address the case.

3Qs: Are cigarette warning labels effective?

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion unveiled graphic new cig­a­rette warning labels that will be required to appear on pack­ages starting next year. We talked to law pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the pres­i­dent of the School of Law’s Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute and chair of its Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, about the effec­tive­ness of warning labels and a law­suit chal­lenging the new labels’ legality.