Cause of Action and the Right to Know. A Formal Conceptual Analysis of the Texas Senate Bill 25 Case [chapter]

Réka Markovich, Olivier Roy
2021 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications  
Bill 25 proposed by the Texas Senate in 2017 was created to eliminate the so-called 'wrongful birth' cause of action. This plan raised some questions about the 'right to know' and indirectly about rights in general. We provide a preliminary logical analysis investigating these questions by using deontic and epistemic logics within the theory of normative positions. This work contributes to the logic-based legal knowledge representation tradition, and to the formal conceptual analysis of legal
more » ... ghts studying the cause of action's role in the debated relation between the Hohfeldian categories 'claim-right' and 'power'.
doi:10.3233/faia210340 fatcat:us4qtp7pf5auff55yo7srm224q