The moral philosopher John Rawls, whose theory of distributive justice will likely get mentioned at some point in discussions about the end of the filibuster for presidential nominations, would likely sit back and belly laugh at the change in these rules. He might laugh because he could be of the opinion that it is long overdue.
Jeremy Block works at the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC and is an Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at Baruch College. His primary interests are at the intersection of science & technology, ethics, and public policy. His background includes basic biomedical research & development, as well as advising at the federal, state, and local level on a variety of science and technology relevant fields including; green procurement, human research subject protections, chemical & biological weapons, emerging properties and markets with science and technology components, research systems at public & private universities, and protecting the rights of people with disabilities. He has a background in teaching ethics in public policy, bioethics, and science and technology policy at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Chemistry & Biology, a Masters in Public Policy, and Ph.D. in Biochemistry all from Duke University. He lives in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.