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Professor Kevin Maillard in The New York Times: Parenting by FaceTime in Coronavirus Quarantine

Friday 3/20/2020

The saccharine melodies of Kidz Bop play on repeat, alternating with the “Frozen II” soundtrack. My two children, who are 7 and 4, run around our Manhattan apartment, showing the typical strains of stir-craziness from endless hours at home: “He hit me!” “That’s mine!” “Why do I have to take a bath?” ...

Kevin Noble Maillard

Hon. James E. Baker: Use the Defense Production Act to Flatten the Curve

Friday 3/20/2020

Why doesn’t the federal government act? It has the legal authority to do so: The Defense Production Act (DPA). On March 18, President Trump signed an Executive Order invoking the DPA to delegate authority found in Section 101 to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. However, various public statements by the president and vice president cast doubt on whether the DPA will be operationalized at this time or held in abeyance until some unspecified future date after the crisis has worsened. It is time to clear up the confusion, stop talking about the DPA, and start putting it in action ...

Hon. James E. Baker

Professor William C. Banks Reviews Use of National Guard in a Homeland Crisis for The Detroit News

Friday 3/20/2020

The most efficient thing to do would be to grant the NGA’s response, since other governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo are making the same request individually, said William C. Banks, a professor at Syracuse University specializing in national security law.

William C. Banks

Professor Nina Kohn Discusses Law Schools' Shift to Online Classes During COVID-19 on Law.com

Wednesday 3/11/2020

Professor Nina Kohn spearheaded the creation of JDInteractive and has taught many of its courses. Law.com talked with Kohn Tuesday to discuss how law schools can quickly move to an online format ...

Nina Kohn

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