When Can the Government Lock You in Your House? (A Deep Dive Best Of)

Revisiting “Quarantines and the Constitution”

With new lockdowns happening all over the country and internationally, we want to revisit the government’s use of police power. Just what does your state have the power to do to protect public health and safety—and when and how can it exercise that power? (Episode originally aired on 04/03/20.)

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