Health and Lady Justice: Judge Mary McGowan

May 14, 2021

In this episode of Wonks at Work, we examine the court system and its impact on health and health care. If anyone can provide expert testimony on this topic, it’s our guest, Judge Mary McGowan. Having sat on the bench for 30 years before retiring last year, she’s seen it all. McGowan recalls presiding over the first drug court in Arkansas, gives an account of the most shocking situation she’s ever encountered from a health standpoint, and shares how the court system can do better to address health-related issues.

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