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

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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...

Mary Anne Case

Pacific Standard Cites Mary Anne Case's Research on Sex-Segregated Bathrooms

While plenty of sociological research has suggested that our muted, passive interactions with most strangers in restrooms are governed by strict yet unspoken behavior codes, Mary Anne Case, a profe...

Daniel R. Fischel

Daniel R. Fischel on the 'Feel-Good Folly of Fossil-Fuel Divestment'

A new study that I and my colleagues at Compass Lexecon are releasing on Tuesday indicates that fossil-fuel divestment could significantly harm an investment portfolio.

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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