The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
11/8/1994: U.S. v. Lopez argued.
The Clemson psychology lecturer and 1996 Libertarian vice presidential candidate got 51 percent on the fourth ballot.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close.
She sees government COVID-19 restrictions as "the biggest assault on our liberties in our lifetime."
It's full of ill-conceived and contradictory guidance.