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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in Newsweek discussing Joe Biden’s pandemic plan

December 21, 2020 | Media News

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in an article by Newsweek titled, “Tucker Carlson, Greg Abbott Take Wrecking Ball to Biden’s Pandemic Plans.” Berman said there are potential legal barriers for nationwide health mandates.

“An aggressive reading of CDC authority might allow for it, but that would likely get caught up—and potentially overturned—in a court challenge,” Berman said. “More importantly, there’s no way of enforcing a mask mandate at federal level, so its practical impact would be limited. Plus, it would likely engender a lot of pushback and further politicize the issue of wearing masks, which would be counterproductive.”