Regressive Federalism, Rights Reversals, and the Public's Health

James G. Hodge, Jennifer L. Piatt, Leila Barraza, Erica N. White

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As the United States emerges from the worst public health threat it has ever experienced, the Supreme Court is poised to reconsider constitutional principles from bygone eras. Judicial proposals to roll back rights under a federalism infrastructure grounded in states' interests threaten the nation's legal fabric at a precarious time. This column explores judicial shifts in 3 key public health contexts - reproductive rights, vaccinations, and national security - and their repercussions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-379
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Constitutional Principles
  • Federalism
  • National Security Rights
  • Pandemic
  • Regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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