The Law of Public Health

Professor Michele Goodwin on holding onto civil liberties when the world turns upside down.


Episode Notes

Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Professor Goodwin unpacks the oral arguments in this term’s big reproductive health case, June Medical Services, and delves into the history of racism and civil-rights trampling in the name of public health.

For Slate Plus members, Mark Joseph Stern joins Dahlia with what to expect from a SCOTUS closed to the public, the Obamacare case, and which record was set at the Supreme Court this week.

Podcast production by Sara Burningham.


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