Covid-19 Articles & Commentary

The Cost of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

The Cost of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

  The Centers for Disease Control issued an order last week imposing a moratorium on most evictions in states that have not already enacted more-restrictive eviction bans. The order effectively creates a nationwide eviction moratorium through the end of the year....

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Where Do I Go to Get My Constitutional Rights Back?

Where Do I Go to Get My Constitutional Rights Back?

On Friday the 13th of March, President Trump issued his “Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak.” In the ensuing 4 ½ months Governors across the country have used executive orders to lockdown their...

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Deference in a Pandemic

Deference in a Pandemic

As the nation’s struggle to contain COVID-19 continues into the latter half of 2020, Congress is considering a second major stimulus package to stem the flow of financial (and human) suffering across the sinking economy. The first stimulus package—the CARES Act—was...

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Oh Wisconsin! It’s time for legislators to do their jobs

Oh Wisconsin! It’s time for legislators to do their jobs

"When the tyrant first appears, he is a protector." Plato, The Republic On March 24, 2020, Wisconsin’s Interim Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm issued a stunningly broad order taking control of the lives and activities of every single individual and business in...

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Living With New Realities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Living With New Realities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The ongoing national emergency is still too new and too fluid for any of us to glean much beyond the obvious—wash your hands, stay inside, and practice kindness and grace toward others. But that has not stopped prognosticators from discussing what a...

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COVID-19 Executive Orders: Read the Fine Print

COVID-19 Executive Orders: Read the Fine Print

  Many of us have heard the adage that “hard cases make bad law,” but a more apt description might be “emergencies create worse law.” In an emergency, we often expect our government to do something to help us. Sometimes, though, that something is worse than the...

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