Rogan Kersh

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The concept of personal responsibility has been central to social, legal, and political approaches to obesity. It evokes language of blame, weakness, and vice and is a leading basis for inadequate government efforts, given the importance of environmental conditions in explaining high rates of obesity. These environmental conditions can override individual(More)
Although obesity rates among US children have increased during the past 3 decades, effective public policies have been limited, and the quest for workable solutions raises ethical questions. To address these concerns, in 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation convened an expert panel to consider approaches to the ethics problems related to interventions(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is a pressing public health problem without proven population-wide solutions. Researchers sought to determine whether a city-mandated policy requiring calorie labeling at fast food restaurants was associated with consumer awareness of labels, calories purchased and fast food restaurant visits. DESIGN AND METHODS Difference-in-differences(More)
  • Artemus Ward, Marie Provine, Stephen Macedo, Rogan Kersh, Susan Behuniak, William Wiecek +1 other
  • 2015
hearings and reports for the record, wrote floor speeches and articles for publication, worked with the press, and coordinated public forums with interest groups. service to the section in the literal sense, as in service on committees and in leadership positions, as well as service within the section, as in service to the profession within the field of law(More)
T his paper explores three competing accounts of judicial review by comparing the enacting and invalidating coalitions for each of the fifty-three federal statutes struck down by the Supreme Court during its 1981 through 2005 terms. When a Republican judicial coalition invalidates a Democratic statute, the Court's decision is consistent with a partisan(More)
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