F.D.A. Chief Goes Against the Administration Stereotype

WASHINGTON — Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, came to the job with a résumé straight out of the Trump administration’s playbook. A millionaire with a libertarian bent, he made his money working for the industry he now regulates, and had investments in 20 health care companies whose products could come […]

Judge Says New York’s Bail Law Treats Poor Unfairly

Because the state’s bail law does not require judges to determine whether defendants can in fact pay the bail imposed on them, unaffordable amounts are often set. Justice Rosa said that “people are being treated differently and unfairly based upon their indigent status” — which, she added, violated the Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and […]