Legal 'Tug-of-Wars' During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Public Health v. Economic Prosperity
9 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 9, 2020
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
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