Legal 'Tug-of-Wars' During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health v. Economic Prosperity

9 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2020

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James G. Hodge

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Sarah Wetter

Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland

Emily Carey

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Elyse Pendergrass

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Claudia M. Reeves

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Hanna Reinke

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: June 9, 2020

Abstract

Governmental efforts to re-open businesses, religious entities, schools, and other enterprises following months of social distancing in response to COVID-19 raise significant legal and policy issues on both sides of the “tug-of-war” between protecting the public’s health and rebooting the economy.

Keywords: COVID, emergency, laws, reopening, constitution, public health, economy, state, federal, local, tribal, federalism, religion, First amendment, pandemic, police powers, govenrment, litigation, employers, employees

Suggested Citation

Hodge, James G. and Wetter, Sarah and Carey, Emily and Pendergrass, Elyse and Reeves, Claudia and Reinke, Hanna, Legal 'Tug-of-Wars' During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health v. Economic Prosperity (June 9, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3623516 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3623516

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Sarah Wetter

Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland ( email )

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Emily Carey

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Elyse Pendergrass

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Claudia Reeves

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

Hanna Reinke

Arizona State University (ASU), Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ
United States

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