For 2 centuries, American courts affirmed state governments' power to respond in epidemics – but today? Some history in the .
A powerful argument from John Witt, which introduces an equally powerful forthcoming book.
the Republican Party has decided the virus isn't actually a real problem and that mass infection is okay, if not actually good, and accordingly GOP-appointed judges are working to keep public officials from responding to the pandemic.
But "Hillary no better than Trump, no reason to vote or--vote Stein!" Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws
What I've been saying, only says it better
For all of its 'originalist' pretensions, a core feature of modern right-wing jurisprudence is its utterly willful disregard of actual documented history, legal or otherwise.
I don't understand why public health is such a tough sell. We have traffic lights -- does anyone think those are tyrannical? Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws
Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws
Think of as doing to the environment what GOP judges are doing to the pandemic 2/
Frightening but necessary read on judges who are removing the ability of states to implement public health measures.
This arises from the fake “health freedom” “medical freedom” movement with the antivax pivot to far right political extremism in 2014-15 amplified by Trump presidential campaign, first taking off in CA TX OK, supported by far right donors, now globalizing
Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws, by
Today’s must-read on the long history of courts affirming the states’ right to protect people during epidemics—until now. via ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
It's not just healthcare that's at stake when Republicans pack the courts. It's health, and the pandemic is showing just how much damage the GOP's policies and rules can be.
These court decisions upend precedent and threaten lives.
This is an interesting op-ed that to me, seems related to 's "Dying of Whiteness." For 200 Years Courts Upheld Rules to Protect Americans’ Health. Until Now.
Oh boy. This is really, really bad: Judges as biohazards. Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws #COVID19
Laws that violate thus principle are laws that must be over-turned: “Salus populi suprema lex” (The health of the people is the supreme law). ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩
US courts have recently been undermining states’ public health policies and powers. It has had devastating effects on people’s lives. #Covid19 Cc ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Our great historian ⁦⁩ launches his book while warning that the salus populi has trumped judicial interference-until now. Recovering the American tradition of “judicial solicitude toward state powers during epidemics.”
"When epidemics threatened whites, courts found ways to uphold broad state powers. Now, [GOP] judges look to deprive states of the power to fight for the sick in a pandemic in which victims are disproportntly Black & brown." #PHLaw #covid19
American Mullahs..
Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws via
Republican ideologues - the new activist judiciary - put an end to “Modest and careful judicial intervention”.
Have the courts been helpful in combatting the pandemic? Not as much as they were in the past, explains .
When epidemics have threatened white Americans, courts found ways to uphold broad state powers. A new generation of partisan judges deprive states of the power to fight for the sick and dying in a pandemic victims are disproportionately Black and brown
"a new generation of judges, propelled by partisan energies, look to deprive states of the power to fight for the sick and dying in a pandemic in which the victims are disproportionately Black and brown. The results are already devastating."
The tension between Public Health and Personal Freedom has not been well articulated, 'til now. Great article by John Fabian Witt.