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

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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...

Sharon Fairley

'A Watershed Era in the Evolution of Accountability'

Amid growing public outcry over police use of force, new systems for police accountability and public oversight have taken root in cities across the country over the past five years. That’s the key...

Richard H. McAdams

Review: McAdams Does a 'Beautiful Job,' Uses 'Elegant and Lucid Prose' in 'The Expressive Powers of Law'

McAdams makes the case that law, through its ability to communicate information, is often able to induce people to comply regardless of whether there are penalties or whether people think that the ...

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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