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Peter Shane


Trump Cannot Command States to Stand Down on COVID-19

March 26, 2020 | Media News

Professor Peter Shane recently published an op-ed in the American Constitution Society’s Expert Forum titled, “Trump Cannot Command States to Stand Down on COVID-19.”

In it, Shane explains how President Trump cannot command states to back away from their individual rules on limiting social interaction during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Two things stand in his way,” Shane wrote about President Trump’s comments that he would like to have the country relatively back to normal by Easter. “The disease itself and federalism.”