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Professor David Driesen: Hungarian Democracy Destruction & Public Health

Thursday 4/9/2020

Last week, Hungarian President Viktor Orbán used the coronavirus as an excuse to secure emergency legislation giving him permanent dictatorial powers ...

David Driesen

Professor Doron Dorfman: COVID-19 May Help Lift FDA Policy On Gay Blood Donors

Monday 4/6/2020

Optimism among public health scholars is rare in the era of coronavirus. Yet I suggest that the crisis might present an opportunity to overrule one controversial health law policy that predates the pandemic: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men ...

Doron Dorfman

Professor William C. Banks: Beware the Military on US Soil

Monday 4/6/2020

There is no doubt that the U.S. military has always played a key role in society. Soldiers have always stood ready to use their special training, equipment and discipline to help out in emergencies when no one else could ...

William C. Banks

What Exactly Is the Defense Production Act? Hon. James E. Baker Speaks to CNBC

Sunday 4/5/2020

James E. Baker, professor at the Syracuse University School of Law, on the Defense Production Act and the powers it gives to the president.

James E. Baker

Hon. James E. Baker in The New York Times: Why Is Trump So Timid With the Defense Production Act?

Friday 4/3/2020

Every Marine knows better than to pull a knife in a gunfight. But so far, that appears to be the federal government’s approach to battling Covid-19. The president has “invoked” the Defense Production Act, but the government has not used the full authority of the act. There is a difference between invoking a law and using it, just as there is a difference between talk and action ...

Hon. James E. Baker

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