This course is offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.
This course will examine several of
the most important legal questions that have come to the fore in the United
States during this worldwide health crisis.
As ever here in America, the courts and constitutional law have been
central to arguments over the ballot, over race relations, over the media and
free speech, over health care and economic inequality, over civil rights
protections, over federalism and emergency powers—and of course over the reach
and discretion of the president’s powers (together with the passivity or
paralysis of the Congress) in national and international affairs. Each week we will look at one or two major
cases on these issues.
Tom Gerety holds a JD and PhD from
Yale University. He was Dean of the
College of Law, University of Cincinnati, President of both Trinity
College and Amherst College, Executive Director and Brennan Professor at the Brennan
Center for Justice at NYU Law School; Collegiate Professor of Law and Humanities,
NYU, and author of The Freshman Who Hated Socrates.
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