Madison, Wisconsin / USA - April 24, 2020: Demonstrators hold flags and signs at an anti lockdown rally on the steps of the Wisconsin State capitol. State Street is in the background.

Rights, Democracy, and the Law in the United States During COVID-19

Our latest digital symposium, Global Responses to COVID-19: Rights, Democracy, and the Law, presents a snapshot of the spectrum of rights-related measures adopted in response to the pandemic in dozens of countries to date.

Given the international focus of the symposium, we opted not to solicit a submission representing the situation in the United States. However, the Bill of Health blog has published numerous relevant posts on different dimensions of legal and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

The selections below, which we will continually update, offer an array of perspectives on how the U.S. response to the pandemic has affected rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

Reopening the Country During COVID-19: Legal and Policy Issues by Mark A. Hall and David Studdert

Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat by Danielle Allen, Lucas Stanczyk, I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar, Rajiv Sethi, Glen Weyl, and Rosa Brooks

COVID-19 Policies and Constitutional Violations by Daniel Aaron

COVID-19 is a Perfect Storm of Hardship for US Immigrant Communities by Amanda M. Gutierrez, Jacob Hofstetter, and Mary Majumder

What Two Neighborhoods in Chicago Show About Disparities During COVID-19 by Michael Atalla

Disability and Rationing of Care amid COVID-19 by Katrina N. Jirik

How Triage During COVID-19 Can be Fair to Patients with Disabilities by Govind Persad

The Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by James W. Lytle

Protecting the Vulnerable Substance Use Disorder Population During COVID-19 by Brandon George and Nicolas Terry

Protecting our Most Vulnerable Populations in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Sharona Hoffman

Lost in the Shuffle: The Impact of COVID-19 on Immigrants in Need by Stephen Wood


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