Protest in the Time of Quarantine: Balancing Public Health Goals

During quarantine, which is authorized as a means to protect the well-being of the public through the state police power, our civil liberties are limited. Two such related liberties are the Freedom of Speech and Assembly secured by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Given recent events, the protection of quarantine for the public good has been set against another public health issue: racism, and the violence that is its too-frequent accompaniment.

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