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

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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...

John Rappaport

An Overlooked Tool in Police Reform? John Rappaport Examines Impact of Police Liability Insurance

There’s a largely overlooked but potentially powerful tool in police reform, according to ongoing research by University of Chicago Law School Assistant Professor John Rappaport. It is municipal li...

Lee Fennell

Open-Access Book "Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy" Grew From Kreisman Initiative Conference

No area of law and policy is more central to our well-being than housing, yet research on the topic is too often produced in disciplinary or methodological silos that fail to connect to policy on t...

COVID-19

Adam Chilton on the Bipartisan Willingness to Violate the Constitution to Fight COVID-19

To assess how Americans weigh the trade-off between preserving civil liberties and halting the spread of the coronavirus, we conducted a survey last week, just as state and local governments were beginning to implement their most restrictive policies yet. The survey reveals a remarkable willingness to tolerate civil-rights violations in order to confront the pandemic, regardless of party affiliation.

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