“Judicial Review of Public Health Laws: From Deference to Indifference”

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to join the School of Law for the Elena and Miles Zaremski Law Medicine Forum Tuesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom (Room A59).

Wendy E. Parmet, the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, will present “Judicial Review of Public Health Laws: From Deference to Indifference.”

Building upon the book, Constitutional Contagion, COVID, the Courts and Public Health, this talk will review the shift from deference to indifference during the pandemic and discuss its post-pandemic spillover, including in challenges to the authority of the FDA and EPA and childhood vaccine laws. Parmet also will examine the connections between the decline of deference and threats to democracy and consider what this new judicial era may augur for public health.

This event is available in person for students, staff and faculty. All others and those seeking to receive continuing law education credit must attend virtually via Zoom.

Register to attend.