OA371: Your COVID-19 Questions, Continued!

Today’s episode is the second half of our double-length episode in which we tackle your questions about the coronavirus and the law. If you haven’t listened to Episode 370 (Part 1) first, go check that out!

We tackle:

  • The extent of federal and state powers during emergencies, including the National Emergency Act, 50 U.S.C. Ch. 34, the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121, and 42 U.S. § 264;
  • And we contrasted that with state powers, such as 2018 Maryland Code, Public Safety Art., Title 14, Article 3.
  • Whether the House of Representatives has to vote in chamber, or whether they can use technology;
  • Whether restrictions on gatherings violate the First Amendment;
  • Whether you can be charged with a crime for spreading coronavirus;

And much, much more!

No #T3BE this week as we jam-pack 2.5 hours of content for your self-quarantining listening pleasure!

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Show Notes & Links

  1. As an overview to states of emergency, we began with Ex parte Milligan (1866).
  2. Federal powers: 50 U.S.C. Ch. 34, the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5121, and 42 U.S. § 264; the federal government has enumerated powers as per the 10th Amendment.
  3. Check out the Rules of the House of Representatives.
  4. On time, place & manner we cited Ward v. Rock Against Racism, 491 U.S. 781 (1989).

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