Law and Lockdown: An Online Seminar with Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
America begins to reopen from the COVID-19 lockdowns, but the economic toll is enormous. Millions are out of work, out of money, and out of hope. The rule of law is in tatters. Yet governors like Andrew Cuomo enjoy more popularity and less accountability than ever—even as their constituents face daunting challenges in the “new normal.”
This live online seminar will take place on Friday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, the Senior Legal Analyst for Fox News and a board member of the Mises Institute, will join Jeff Deist for an in-depth look at the crisis from a natural law perspective. Among the topics for consideration:
Are lockdown “orders”—issued by governors, not passed by legislatures—flatly illegal? Do they carry the force of law?
What does due process mean during a crisis? Do constitutional protections disappear when public health is at stake?
What level of constitutional scrutiny should apply to government quarantines and business closures?
Does the Trump administration have authority to issue federal mandates for how states must deal with the coronavirus threat? Can it legally ban or restrict travel, either domestic or international? Can it reopen churches against governors’ wishes?
What roles do the Ninth and Tenth Amendments play—or should they play—in how various states deal with the crisis?
Is federalism poised for a resurgence?
Will business owners be able to sue state or local governments for violating their rights, or will sovereign immunity prevail?
Will national governments seek recourse against China in some form of international tribunal?
This online seminar is sure to be a hard-hitting and uncompromising discussion of government malfeasance and lawlessness.
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