The Orange County Register : How California turns doctors into outlaws

September 06, 2023 | By DONNA MATIAS

In California, dentists do it, and so do veterinarians. Psychologists, chiropractors, pharmacists, and physical therapists do it. Heck, even Dr. Phil, Dr. Laura, and Dr. Jill Biden do it. Despite their vastly different professions, all these people use the title “Dr.” in their fields. So why then are Doctors of Nursing Practice prohibit ...


What the heck is rational basis scrutiny?

August 15, 2022 | By DONNA MATIAS

Unless you’re a legal wonk, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Supreme Court’s use of rational basis scrutiny. In fact, it’s likely you’ve never encountered the term before. Whether you are familiar with it or not, the fate of many high-profile federal lawsuits, including the controversial Dobbs ...


North State Journal : Throwing rights under the bus

June 23, 2022 | By DONNA MATIAS

We all know small business owners whose livelihoods were disrupted, if not destroyed, by the pandemic. Ami Hill, owner of Muse Gallery OBX, a brick-and-mortar art gallery featuring local artists and artisans, was not spared. However, she was also not deterred. Successful entrepreneurs have a way of forging a path where none is obvious. Ami … ...