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The Supreme Court faces more pandemic questions this term

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Rockefeller Center Research Assistant Professor of Government and Policy Fellow, Herschel S. Nachlis, recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post with two Dartmouth students, Amy Park ‘23 and Annika Begley ‘22.

"How will the Supreme Court rule on pandemic-related public health questions in its upcoming term? New legal battles over vaccine mandates, in particular, may reach the court soon.

Of course observers can’t necessarily predict future rulings based on what the court has done in the past. But the court’s coronavirus pandemic decisions thus far reflect its current justices’ specific policy interests; its historically deferential stance toward other state, local and national policymakers’ decisions during crises; and its status as an institution both insulated from and attentive to public opinion and politics."

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