How much power does the government have over our lives in the time of a pandemic?
In the debut episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand talks with law professor Jessica Levinson about how much the government can limit individual rights during a pandemic, and how the actions the government takes now might change our relationship with it.
Other topics discussed:
Can the government declare martial law as a result of COVID-19?
Can states force their own residents to stay at home?
What about out-of-state residents? Can states force them to quarantine?