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DC Circuit Holds Medicaid Waiver for "Arkansas Works" Arbitrary and Capricious

Posted by Jerry Madden | Mar 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Originally Medicaid provided health care to four categories of people: (i) the disabled, (ii) the bling, (iii) the elderly, and (iv) needy families with dependent children. Id. at *1. In 2010, Congress expanded Medicaid to cover low-income people not previously covered. The states had the choice of whether to expand Medicaid to this new category of people covered. For those states that opt to cover low-income people not otherwise covered, they could deviate from those requirements if the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted a waiver allowing the state to engage in “

The House of Representatives Committed an Unforced Error in Failing to Allege a Crime in the Trump Articles of Impeachment

Posted by Jerry Madden | Mar 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Given the clarity of the law on public fraud and extortion, I am at a loss to understand why the Articles of Impeachment did not include a count for Honest Services fraud and Hobbs Act extortion. The evidence presented by the House Managers in the Senate trial is at least consistent with these prohibitions.

An Inspiration to Serve

Posted by Jerry Madden | Nov 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the second of nine children in an Irish Catholic family, notions of fairness and justice were the subjects of near daily debate during my childhood. With so many siblings, life seemed like rolling team events, as one sport's season slipped into the next. From this beginning and a six-year stin...