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Legal and Constitutional Considerations in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic - Government Practice News

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Posted on: May 20, 2020


While the government, state and federal, are instituting public health regulations, stay at home orders, and classifying essential and nonessential employment and medical procedures, we wonder and consider the authority to do so in light of civil and religious liberties.

A recent case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit has brought these issues to the forefront. Specifically, Texas classified abortion as a non-essential procedure that doctors were required to postpone during this time and we are faced with the constitutionality of such classification, which, some allege, infringes on a woman’s right to access to an abortion. Read more.

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