Khatibi, M.D. et al. v. Lawson et al.

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Appellate Court
Ninth Circuit


  • Declaration that provisions are unconstitutional
  • Enjoin defendants from implementing the law


Litigation Content

Why this Matters

The plaintiffs alleges that a California state law requiring medical education courses to include implicit bias training violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment. Efforts aimed at addressing bias in the health care profession can lead to better patient care and improved health care outcomes.

Potential Impact

Limiting policymakers’ ability to formulating policies addressing bias in the medical profession will perpetuate the poor quality of care received by patients, especially members of marginalized communities.

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