James Hodge on the Supreme Court and Public Health Law

Friday, December 9, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court made rulings in its 2021-22 term that impact public health law and will change how individuals and communities are able to manage public health challenges in the future. James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM and co-authors have summarized these decisions in an article published in The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Supreme Court Impacts in Public Health Law: 2021-2022 considers ten critical areas affected by the recent decisions, including Federal and State vaccine mandates, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ and antidiscrimination protections, and adoption of Native American children. Hodge is the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University. He and other national experts will join the Consortium on Dec. 15 for “The Future of Emergency Powers in Public Health” in the Consortium’s COVID Consequences webinar series. Register to attend the webinar here.