Filing deadlines, and the varying ramifications for failing to satisfy them, have been a longstanding fixture of the American litigation landscape. And as if the economic downturn was not already felt sharply enough, the pandemic’s arrival painfully coincided with the peak of the United States tax season.
Law for the Next Pandemic
This Comment analyzes the equal protection issues raised by the Dual SSN Requirement and argues that it violates the equal protection rights of citizen children and spouses.
School closures in the wake of COVID-19 have caused major disruptions in the lives of our nation’s students. Following the widespread closures of schools in March of 2020, concerns for students have ranged widely, from social and emotional development, to physical and nutritional wellbeing, to academic progress and achievement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare inherent tensions between the protection of intellectual property (IP) and the health of individuals touched by life-threatening medical conditions. Instead of looking for solutions that would entail legislative action, a stretch of emergency powers, or vague private commitments, we suggest that the law already provides a mechanism for addressing this tension in the form of the age-old common tort law doctrine of necessity.
In the spring of 2020, when the editors of The University of Chicago Legal Forum chose “Law for the Next Pandemic” as the theme for their upcoming fall symposium, the title seemed rather pessimistic. Really, we’re going to have to do all of this again?
Beginning in the 1980s, leading figures in the law of public health began to argue that protecting individual and human rights would promote public health, not interfere with it. Today, however, threats to this new synthesis view abound, and for good reason.
This Article explores what measures tribal governments can take to enforce regulations and policies designed to protect their own citizens and others within their territories from COVID-19.
At a time when state police power has imposed unprecedented limitations on individuals’ ability to provide for themselves in dignity, Lochner should be brought out of lockdown.
The COVID-19 crisis vividly demonstrated that Americans rely on certain for-profit corporations to supply the essentials of everyday life. Even in a crisis situation in which the government had assumed an extraordinary role and extraordinary responsibilities, it was deemed necessary for workers handling “essential” tasks to risk infection to continue their work at private companies.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the workplace, legal analysts struggle to predict how infected laborers’ claims will fare in workers’ compensation systems. Workers’ compensation systems vary across states, but their purpose is the same—to give employees who are injured through the everyday completion of their jobs access to sure-fire compensation.