Draconian Constraints In The Name Of Public Health


16 Apr
16Apr

I interviewed criminal defense attorney Don Hammond about emergency orders concerning the coronavirus outbreak, including bizarre restrictions imposed by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and Greenville, MS mayor Errick Simmons. Don explained the implications of Jacobson v. Massachusetts, a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case that held freedom of the individual must sometimes be subordinated to the common welfare, and is subject to the police power of the state. We also discussed how the pandemic has affected the legal profession, and why Don published a post on his blog that instructs miscreants how to get away with looting.