Personal Freedom v. Public Health Police Power

L.A. Progressive article written by PPDC board member Ted Vaill

Under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, the federal government has the power to regulate interstate and foreign commence, but the 10th Amendment and 200 years of case law give each individual state government the primary authority to control the spread of dangerous diseases within its jurisdiction, including the authority to make public health emergency decisions, such as setting quarantines and making business restrictions.

Here is what a state governor can do:

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