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The latest developments around the fields of

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  • Genetics/Genomics
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  • Robotics/AI

Jessie's Law (S 581 / HR 5009, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

Updated last June 14, 2018
for the 08/04/2017 version of S 581 and the 06/12/2018 version of HR 5009.

The District Court for the District of Columbia finds that certain records regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s use of drones were properly exempt from a request of action under the Freedom of Information Act (CREW v. DOJ)

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Upholds the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s decision to withhold records of drone usage, including domestic, when disclosing such records could impact national security, harm the competitiveness of contracted drone companies, or reveal law enforcement techniques.

Updated last February 23, 2018
for the 02/09/2016 decision.

Ali Jaber v. United States (861 F.3d 241 (D.C. 2017))

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Upholds lower court ruling that the political question doctrine bars judicial review of a drone strike.

Updated last February 16, 2018
for the 06/30/2017 decision.

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