Cruzan and the Other Evidentiary Standard: A Reconsideration of a Landmark Case Given Advances in the Classification of Disorders of Consciousness and the Evolution of Disability Law

By Joseph J. Fins Abstract IT is more than a bit ironic that the decision in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health hinged on the relationship of evidentiary standards and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The question before the U.S....