Law in the Time of Coronavirus: Faculty Explore Issues Related to the Pandemic

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Jonathan S. Masur

Masur: Happiness Data Offers a New View of Law

If you want to understand law, you have to understand people. But people, as it turns out, don’t always understand themselves. For one thing, we’re lousy at knowing what makes us happy and lousy a...

Elizabeth Kregor

Beth Kregor: "Step Out of the Way, Aldermen, and Let Entrepreneurs Thrive"

In separate developments, Aldermen Leslie Hairston and Patrick Thompson proposed to rezone commercial corridors in South Shore and Bridgeport, respectively, as single-family residential — meaning e...

Martha C. Nussbaum

When Fear Becomes Hope

It wasn’t the way Martha C. Nussbaum’s work usually began: provoked by an unbidden sense of alarm, unfolding with the sort of restless urgency that preempts sleep and invites unplanned investigatio...

COVID-19

Eric Posner: Governors Can Fight Back Against President Trump's Politicization of the Pandemic

In the context of the pandemic, federalism has allowed President Trump to indulge his worst tendencies. States depend on the federal government to confront disease outbreaks like the coronavirus pandemic. In the early days of Covid-19, state and local officials weren’t in a position to foresee the scope of the threat or control the levers that could have suppressed it.

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