Laws you love to hate
jnoble at DGSYS.COM
Mon Jan 28 15:52:41 PST 2002
At 2:06 PM -0600 1/28/02, Richards, Edward P. wrote:
>The Centers for Disease Control and a public health law group have
>proposed a Model State Emergency Powers Act. (see
>http://biotech.law.umkc.edu/blaw/Bioterror.htm for more info)
>I think this act manages to be both dangerously overreaching and useless
>at addressing the real legal issues necessary for a public health response
>to bioterrorism. As part of an article, I want to cite examples of other
>laws passed in response to a public crisis that turned out to be a very
>bad ideas. I would appreciate whatever you have in the way of laws you
>love to hate that arose from crisis legislation.
In terms of straining the constitutional imagination, my vote would go to
FIRREA -- the response to the S&L "crisis" that produced U.S. v. Winstar.
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