Rise of the Micro-Tyrant

With Professors Epstein and Yoo deemed essential workers, the faculty lounge reopens for another round of COVID-19 analysis. On this episode: Can President Trump override state efforts to keep economies shuttered? Are there limits to the intrusive restrictions being enacted by the nation’s governors? Do churches (or abortion clinics) get special treatment during shutdowns? How can the Chinese government be held to account for the spread of coronavirus? What was the right response to the USS Roosevelt controversy? Was President Trump justified in removing a troublesome inspector general? And does a new report show it’s time to blow up the FISA proces? All that plus a Law Talk examination of Tom Brady’s new IP play, a sampling of avian life in John’s neighborhood, and we play “Which Prof is More Likely to Snap in Lockdown?

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  1. EHerring Coolidge
    EHerring
    @EHerring

    Re church services and equal treatment…not all businesses were closed. Those deemed “essential” were allowed to stay open. The problem is mayors and governors decided religious worship is not essential.

    re Navy firing….you were dead on. For good order and discipline, the Navy had to relieve him. I wouldn’t add any UCMJ punishment.

    re Atkinson and firing delay…I bet they were waiting on rock-solid evidence of malfeasance from Barr to avoid Dem reaction in Congress.

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