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Meryl J. Chertoff, New York Fellow, Publishes "Bloomberg Law" Article on Constitutional Threats During COVID-19

April 21, 2020, Fellows in the news

Meryl Chertoff, New York Fellow, executive director of SALPAL (Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law) and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law, recently published an article in 'Bloomberg Law' entitled INSIGHT: Coronavirus Threatens Constitutionally Protected Freedom of Movement. The piece argues that recent state-mandated restrictions to domestic travel and mandatory quarantines for domestic travelers threaten longstanding constitutional rights.

Professor Chertoff credits governors and mayors who have been operating during the crisis with high levels of transparency and with an eye toward protecting the most vulnerable while limiting citizens' rights violations. However, she explains, the recent domestic travel bans and quarantines go to far, effectively allowing leaders to create barriers around entire communities, which is a stark violation of constitutionally protected freedom of movement.

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