“The Supreme Court will uphold the Mississippi 15-week ban,” says Sherry Colb, professor of law. “It will say that it is not overruling Casey because it does not need to reach the question, since a 15-week ban does not impose an undue burden. That statement will be at best manipulative and at worst dishonest.”
In this op-ed, Kaushik Basu, professor of economics, and Nicole Hassoun, a former Einaudi Center visiting scholar, argue that global health leaders must adopt a treaty on pandemic preparedness and response and that it must prioritize new incentives for pharmaceutical companies and equity between nations.
Sherry Colb, professor of law, says, “The ability to breathe is essential for life, but it is not the sort of thing to which we attach moral status, any more than the ability to see or to walk or to speak are such abilities.”
Todd Schmit, associate professor of applied economics and policy, says, “If we can agree that access to broadband is a public good — for educating our children, for access to health care, for expanding business opportunities — there should be a defensible basis for government assistance in funding the operations of those programs. But I think that’s a harder story to tell.”
Joseph Margulies, professor of practice in law and government, says the cases around the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery are similar in that they involve the “convergence of citizen’s arrest, open carry gun laws and stand your ground.”
Gen Z have "seen opportunities for their generation disappear and are afraid they are going to be worse off than their parents,” says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of Labor Education Research and a senior lecturer at the ILR School, about why Gen Z is unionizing.
“I expect Biden to run again, but that's because I expect that from all presidents who’ve run and won,” says David Bateman, associate professor of government. “That said, Biden, like most of the political leadership of this country, is old—he’s older than any other president was when they took office. That alone should give pause to what would otherwise be a slam-dunk prediction that he would run again.”
Harry Katz, professor in the ILR School, notes that there are limits to workers’ power because companies can “outsource and move production domestically to nonunion sources of supply, or move production abroad, and that has fundamentally enhanced their bargaining power.”