We are going to start with a look  back at the history of public health law and disease control in US. In addition to this reading, I will post narrated PowerPoint slides (and the same material as a video) before class so that you can review them before our class discussion. I would like to use as much class time for discussion as feasible, rather than using it to lecture on background materials.

A Historical Review of the State Police Powers and Their Relevance to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 – Working Draft

Read to VII. The Vaccine Cases, p. 12.

On Wednesday, after you complete this reading and we finish our class discussion, there will be a quiz available on Moodle. This is a simple true/false quiz. You must complete it by 23 August – the grade does not matter – to show the campus that you are participating in the course. This is used to verify eligibility for financial aid. If you do not complete this on time, you will lost financial aid.

Video – A Brief History of Public Health

Narrated Powerpoint – A Brief History of Public Health

Breaking news – Court rejects a challenge to the LA ban on bars during the pandemic.

The case

4 Aces Enterprises LLC, et al v. John Bel Edwards, et al, Docket No. 2:20-cv-02150, Order and Reasons (August 17, 2020)

Resource case: In re Abbott, 954 F.3d 772 (5th Cir. 2020)

The discussion (from Adlaw in the News for my adlaw class)

Video – The LA Bar Closing Case 18 Aug 2020

PowerPoint – The LA Bar Closing Case 18 Aug 2020