West Virginia University associate professor of law and public health Jennifer D. Oliva is contributing to the U.S. Feminist Judgments Project by rewriting Does v. Gillespie with University of Wyoming law professor Melissa Ballengee Alexander. The case deals with the issue of whether Medicaid beneficiaries have the right to bring a private cause of action under the Medicaid statute’s free choice of provider provision to challenge a state agency’s decision to terminate a qualified Medicaid provider. The U.S. Feminist Judgments Project is a collaborative effort of more than 100 feminist law professors to rewrite U.S. legal decisions from a feminist perspective. They have produced a series of volumes of rewritten opinions in the areas of constitutional law, tax, torts, corporations, trusts and estates, employment discrimination, family law, and reproductive justice.
Professor Oliva participated in a workshop on December 7, 2018 with other commentators and opinion writers at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.