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Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law References

November 27, 2012

Refusal of Life-Saving Medical Treatment vs. the State’s Interest in the Preservation of Life: A Clarification of the Interests at Stake, The

SM Davis – Wash. ULQ, 1980 – HeinOnline
 1968) (quoting Sunday labor law case stating “It is in the interest of the state to have strong,
robust, healthy citizens, capable of self-support, of bearing arms and of adding to the
resources of the country.”); accord, Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 

Motorcycle Helmets and the Constitutionality of Self-Protective Legislation

KM Royalty – Ohio St. LJ, 1969 – HeinOnline
 582370 (Minneapolis Mun. Ct., Aug. 10, 1968); South Dakota Dealers Ass’n v. Parker, letter
opinion of FG Dunn, Circuit Judge of 2d Jud. Cir., SD, dated Oct. 17, 1967; and Bisenius
v. Karns, No. 124423 (Dane County Cir. Ct., Wis., May 14, 1968). 

Constitutional Law-Due Process-Requirement That Motorcyclists Wear Protective Headgear Is beyond Legislature’s Police Power

DL Lambert – Mem. St. UL Rev., 1970 – HeinOnline
 Colvin v. Lombardi, 241 A.2d 625 (RI 1968); Ex parte Smith, 441 SW2d 544 (Tex. Crim. App.
1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969). 59 Mich.  2d 702, 283 NYS2d
290 (Erie Cty. Ct. 1967); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969). But cf. 

Constitutional Law–Statutory Requirement of Safety Helmets for Motorcyclists

WW Pitt Jr – Wake Forest Intramural L. Rev., 1970 – HeinOnline
 1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Visc. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969) appeal dismissed for want of
substantial federal question, 395 US 709 (1969). 16.  54. See, State v. Odegaard, 065 NW2d 677,
678 (ND 1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wisc.2d 42, 165 NV2d 377, 380 (1969); cert. 

Illinois Seat Belt Law: Should Those Who Ride Decide, The

D Compton – J. Marshall L. Rev., 1985 – HeinOnline
 1970); Love v. Bell, 171 Colo. 27, 465 P.2d 118, 122 (1970); City of Wichita v. White, 205 Kan.
408, 469 P.2d 287, 290 (1970); Everhardt v. City of New Orleans, 253 La. 285, 217 So. 2d 400,
403 (1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42,165 NW2d 377, 380 (1970). 14. Eg Cal. 

[CITATION] Legal memorandum on constitutionality of mandatory motorcycle helmet use statutes

PA Ruschmann – 1977 – deepblue.lib.umich.edu
 2d 388, 288 NY .S. 2d 931 (Cennessee Cty. Ct. 1968). In Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165
Pl.bj. 2d 377, appeal dismissed, 395 US 709 (1969), the court cited numerous examples of valid
statutes aimed primarily at protecting individuals from themselves (hunters must 

Negligence-Damages-Expert Testimony on Plaintiff Motorcyclist’s Nonuse of a Helmet Is Admissible Evidence on Issue of Damages

CW Goulet – NDL Rev., 1984 – HeinOnline
 should protect themselves on public property); State v. Odegaard, 165 NW2d 677 (ND 1969)
(a real and substantial relationship exists between the exercise of police powers contained in
the helmet statute and the public health, safety, and welfare); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis.2d 

Suicide: A constitutional right

TJ Marzen, MK O’Dowd, D Crone, TJ Balch – Duq. L. Rev., 1985 – HeinOnline
 29. See, eg, Comment, Voluntary Active Euthanasia, supra note 14, at 383. The same right may
alternatively be classified as a substantive due process right under the same amendment. 30.
See Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d. 42, 165 NW2d 377, appeal dismissed, 395 US Vol. 

Minnesota Mandatory Seat Belt Law: No Right to be Reckless, The

LG Dubinsky – Hamline L. Rev., 1987 – HeinOnline
 See, eg. State v. Edwards, 287 Minn. 83, 177 NW2d 40 (1970); State v. Laitinen, 77 Wash. 2d
130, 459 P.2d 789 (1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969); People v.
Poucher, 398 Mich. 316, 247 NW2d 798 (1976); Love v. Bell, 171 Colo. 

Mandatory Seat Belt Legislation: Panacea for Highway Traffic Fatalities

Y Benguerel – Syracuse L. Rev., 1985 – HeinOnline
 US 1055 (1969) (the Washington Legislature could have reasonably believed that, because of
the nature of motorcycles, helmets provide unique protection and that public welfare is
substantially af- fected by the dangers inherent in motorcycle riding); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 
 

Right to Decide-Individual Liberty versus State Police Powers, The

MA Lamson – Ariz. L. Rev., 1976 – HeinOnline
 285, 294, 217 So. 2d 400, 403 (1969) (highway use a privilege which may be regulated);
Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 50, 165 NW2d 377, 381 (1969) (laws protective of
other users of the highways). 27. Eg, People v. Fries, 42 Ill. 

Constitutionality of Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Legislation

BI Kogan – Dick. L. Rev., 1968 – HeinOnline
 On this point, the court in the Carmichael case46 stated: “It is to the interest of the state to have
strong, robust, healthy citizens capable of self-support, of bearing arms, and of adding to the
resources of the country.”47 It is suggested in Bisenius v. Karns,iS a Wisconsin helmet law 

Police Power in Illinois: The Regulation of Private Conduct

HG Weinberg – U. Ill. LF, 1972 – HeinOnline
Page 1. Comments POLICE POWER IN ILLINOIS: THE REGULATION OF PRIVATE
CONDUCT The term police power is often used, but by its very nature it is in- capable
of exact definition.1 Courts and legal scholars have had 

Privacy, Autonomy, and Dignity in the Prison: A Preliminary Inquiry Concerning Constitutional Aspects of the Degradation Process in Our Prisons

RG Singer – Buff. L. Rev., 1971 – HeinOnline
Page 1. PRIVACY, AUTONOMY, AND DIGNITY IN THE PRISON: A PRELIMINARY
INQUIRY CONCERNING CONSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF THE DEGRADATION
PROCESS IN OUR PRISONS RICHARD G. SINGR INTRODUCTION 

Some Thoughts About a Tort Perspective on Power: Ideas for Dean Green

MS Shapo – Tex. L. Rev., 1977 – HeinOnline
 Draft No. 9, 1963). 12. State v. Massey, 229 NC 734, 51 SE2d 179, appeal dismissed sub nom.
Bunn v. North Carolina, 336 US 942 (1949). 13. Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d
377, appeal dismissead 395 US 709 (1969). 14. Thomas v. Housing Auth., 71 Wash. 

State ex rel. Swann v. Pack: Self-endangerment and the First Amendment

SN Welling – Ky. LJ, 1976 – HeinOnline
 1969); Ex parte Smith, 441 SW2d 544 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969); State v. Solomon, 260 A.2d 377
(Vt. 1969); State v. Laitinen, 459 P.2d 789 (Wash. 1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 165 NW2d 377 (Wis.
1969). и American Motorcycle Ass’n v. Davids, 158 NW2d 72 (Mich. Ct. App. 

Euthanasia Reconsidered-The Choice of Death as an Aspect of the Right of Privacy

R Delgado – Ariz. L. Rev., 1975 – HeinOnline
 L. Rav. 860, 862 (1965); cf. Note, supra note 39, at 1660. See also Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis.
2d 42, 52, 165 NW2d 377, 382, appeal dismissed, 395 US 709 (1969). The interest in productivity
underlies many statutory enactments, such as compulsory educa- tion laws. 

Change of the Wisconsin Comparative Negligence Statute in Multi-Defendant Suits: May v. Skelly Oil Co.

JA Rothstein – Marq. L. Rev., 1978 – HeinOnline
 52. Harvey v. Morgan, 30 Wis. 2d 1, 139 NW2d 585 (1966). 53. Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d
42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969); City of West Allis v. Milwaukee County, 39 Wis. 2d 356, 159 NW2d
36 (1968), cert. denied, 393 US 1064 (1969); Associated Indem. Corp. 

Private Morality and the Right to Be Free: The Thrust of Stanley v. Georgia

SE Scoville – Ariz. L. Rev., 1969 – HeinOnline
 Tex. Crirn. App. 1969) (high death toll as public disaster); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis.
2d 42, 165 NW2d 377 (1969) (protection of other motorists). 35 Bates v. City of Little
Rock, 361 US 516, 524 (1960) (emphasis added). See 

Behind the Facade: Understanding the Potential Extension of the Constitutional Right to Privacy to Homosexual Conduct

AJ Wertjes – Wash. ULQ, 1986 – HeinOnline
 52. NUNGUESSER, HOMOSEXUAL ACTS, ACTORS, AND IDENTITIES Viii. 53. See, eg, Bisenius
v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377, cert. denied, 395 US 709 (1969). See also Note,
Motorcycle Helmets and the Constitutionality of Self-Protective Legislation, 30 OHIO ST. 

Is There a Right to Physician-Assisted Suicide

JD Bleich – Fordham Urb. LJ, 1996 – HeinOnline
 Similarly, in Bisenius v. Karns, 165 NW2d 377 (Wise), appeal dis- missed, 395 US 709 (1969),
a Wisconsin court declared that if it is deemed fatal to a statute that it seeks only to protect a person
against his own actions, many statutes would be suspect, including laws requiring 

Riding Helmetless: Personal Freedom or Societal Burden

DA Atwood – Phoenix L. Rev., 2008 – HeinOnline
 1969); State v. Lombardi, 298 A.2d 141 (RI 1972); Arutanoff v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville and
Davidson County, 448 SW2d 408 (Tenn. 1969); State v. Acker, 485 P.2d 1038 (Utah 1971); State
v. Laitinen, 459 P.2d 789 (Wash. 1969); Bisenius v. Karns, 165 NW2d 377 (Wis. 1969). 

Hunger striking prisoners: the constitutionality of force-feeding

JK Greenberg – Fordham L. Rev., 1982 – HeinOnline
 316, 320, 247 NW2d 798, 800 (1976) (same); State v. Mele, 103 NJ Super. 353, 355, 247
A.2d 176, 177-78 (Hudson County Ct. 1969) (same); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 50-51,
165 NW2d 377, 381-82 (same), appeal dismissed, 395 US 709 (1969). 

The Misuse of Law as a Barrier to Injury Prevention

T Christoffel – Journal of Public Health Policy, 1989 – JSTOR
 Spannaus, W. “State Firearms Regulation and the Second Amendment,” Hamline Law Review
6 (I 9 83): 3 83-90. i i. Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 4I3 US 49 (I973). I2. Bisenius v. Karns, 4Wis.
zd4z, I65 NWZD 377 (I969),appealdismissed 395 US 709 (i969). 13. 346 F.Supp. 

Force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners: a framework for analysis

R Ansbacher – U. Fla. L. Rev., 1983 – HeinOnline
 may preserve life of individual “for his own sake,” for some “divinely ordained and humanely
explicable purpose”); State v. Lee, 51 Hawaii 516, 518, 465 P.2d 573, 576 (1970) (state has valid
interest in preventing threat to “the very fabric of society’); Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 

Paternalism & its discontents: motorcycle helmet laws, libertarian values, and public health

MM Jones, R Bayer – American Journal of Public Health, 2007 – ajph.aphapublications.org
Advertisement. 

Validity of Motorcycle Helmet Statutes, The

MA Jacobs – Alb. L. Rev., 1970 – HeinOnline
 RI -, 241 A.2d 625 (1968), where the court held that the headgear requirement was valid under
the police power; and Bisenius v. Karns, 42 Wis. 2d 42, 165 NW2d 377, appeal dismissed, 395
US 709 (1969). 52 West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 US 379 (1937). 

Seat Belts and Safety Helmets: Some Paternalistic Arguments

J Kleinig – Bull. Austl. Soc. Leg. Phil., 1981 – HeinOnline
 of a good deal of other legislation, the assumption being that this would remove from
the sphere of regulation more than could be acceptably countenanced. An argument
of this kind was advanced by the court in Bisenius v. Karns

Knight in the Duel with Death: Physician Assisted Suicide and the Medical Necessity Defense

DA Carter – Vill. L. Rev., 1996 – HeinOnline
Page 1. 1996] Articles KNIGHT IN THE DUEL WITH DEATH: PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
AND THE MEDICAL NECESSITY DEFENSE © DERRICK AUGUSTUS CARTER* I.
INTRODUCTION S UICIDE and attempted suicide are legal in America. 

Sounds of silence for the Walkman generation: rock concerts and noise-induced hearing loss

ED Johnson – Ind. LJ, 1992 – HeinOnline
Page 1. Sounds of Silence for the Walkman Generation: Rock Concerts and
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss ERIC DANIEL JOHNSON* “Hope I die before I get
old. . .'” INTRODUCTION Every year, millions of people experience 

[PDF] Highway Safety Division of Virginia

CW Lynn – 1978 – virginiadot.org
Page 1. FINAL REPORT REPEAL AND MODIFICATION OF MANDATORY
MOTORCYCLE HELMET LEGISLATION A Review of Available Information by C.
W. Lynn Research Analyst Report Prepared by the Virginia Highway 

Disease prevention and health promotion initiatives: some legal considerations

MR Pollard, JT Brennan – Health Education & Behavior, 1978 – heb.sagepub.com
Page 1. 211 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Initiatives: Some Legal
Considerations Michael R. Pollard, JD, MPH John T. Brennan, Jr., JD, MHA National
Academy of Sciences Washington. D. C. *Dr. Pollard was a 

Is the Repeal of Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Legislation a Contributing Factor to Traumatic Brain Injury as a Public Health Problem-Recommendations for the Future

CP Ogolla, FE Shaw – Mich. St. UJ Med. & L., 2010 – HeinOnline
Page 1. IS THE REPEAL OF MANDATORY MOTORCYCLE HELMET LEGISLATION
A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AS A PUBLIC HEALTH
PROBLEM? RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE 

Child Safety in Automobiles: Mandatory Restraint-Use Laws

L Wanebo – U. Colo. L. rev., 1980 – HeinOnline
Page 1. CHILD SAFETY IN AUTOMOBILES: MANDATORY RESTRAINT-USE LAWS
Automobile safety is an issue of long-standing concern, but only recently has special
attention been focused on the safety needs of young 

Restricting the Right to Smoke in Public Areas: Whose Rights Should be Protected

HW Classen – Syracuse L. Rev., 1987 – HeinOnline
Page 1. RESTRICTING THE RIGHT TO SMOKE IN PUBLIC AREAS: WHOSE RIGHTS
SHOULD BE PROTECTED?* H. Ward Classen** Recently, there has been a great
deal of concern as to the health hazards associated with 

Death Row Right to Die: Suicide or Intimate Decision, The

KL Johnson – S. Cal. L. Rev., 1980 – HeinOnline
Page 1. The Death Row Right to Die: Suicide or Intimate Decision? Capital
punishment, without a doubt, constitutes one of the most vola- tile legal, as well as
social and moral, issues of our time. In recent years, a controversial 

Testing the Constitutionality of Medical Malpractice Legislation: The Wisconsin Medical Malpractice Act of 1975

P Mathy – Wis. L. Rev., 1977 – HeinOnline
Page 1. TESTING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
LEGISLATION: THE WISCONSIN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACT OF 1975 I.
INTRODUCTION The growing concern with the problems of medical malpractice1 

Suicidal rights

M Ariens – Rutgers LJ, 1988 – HeinOnline
Page 1. SUICIDAL RIGHTS Michael Ariens* It is altogether unlawful to kill oneself, for three
reasons. First, because everything naturally loves itself. . . . Wherefore suicide is con- trary to
the inclination of nature, and to charity whereby every man should love himself. 

Supplying organs for transplantation

J Dukeminier Jr – Michigan Law Review, 1970 – JSTOR
Page 1. SUPPLYING ORGANS FOR TEtANSPLANTATION Jesse Dukeminier, Jr.*
The transplantation of organs will be assimilated into ordinary clinical practice . . .
and there is no need to be philosophical about it. This will come 

[BOOK] Roster of the Rainbow division (forty-second) Major General Wm. A. Mann commanding

HS Johnson – 1917 – books.google.com
 JONES, LYLE M., Pvt. 1st class, Kernstown, Virginia. JONES, JAMES C, Pvt., Draper,
North Carolina. KARNES, PERCY R., Pvt. 1st class, 367 9th Ave., Southwest, Roanoke,
Virginia. KEMP, OSWALD S., Pvt., Gloucester, Virginia. 

Reallocating the Risk of Loss in Automobile Accidents by Means of Mandatory Seat Belt Use Legislation

JR Fuchs – S. Cal. L. Rev., 1978 – HeinOnline
Page 1. NOTES Reallocating the Risk of Loss in Automobile Accidents by Means of Mandatory
Seat Belt Use Legislation TABLE OF CONTENTS I. THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES ….. 95 A. THE
MAJORITY RULE: EVIDENCE OF NONUSE NOT ADMISSIBLE ….. 97 
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