Is SCOTUS turning the corner on COVID-19 restrictions?

By Sarah Harbison
12/01/2020
by Sarah Harbison, General Counsel at the Pelican Institute As many of us were completing our Thanksgiving Day meal prep on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary injunction against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order limiting religious service attendance. The ruling is something Louisiana lawmakers and citizens alike should take...

TAGS: COVID-19, First Amendment, Pelican Center for Justice, Religious freedom, U.S. Constitution, U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer, CNN Commentator Joins PeliCast to Talk Constitutional Role During COVID-19

04/01/2020
CNN political analyst Sarah Isgur recently joined Pelican Institute General Counsel Sarah Harbison on the PeliCast to discuss whether state and local governments’ emergency responses to the COVID-19 outbreak pass constitutional muster. In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an executive order on March 16 cancelling all public and private gatherings. Governor John Bel Edwards...

TAGS: Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, U.S. Constitution

Inter-State Health Care Agreements Set to Negate ObamaCare

By Kevin Mooney
05/02/2011
Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) has introduced a bill that would make possible for Louisiana to join with other states in forming a Health Care Compact (HCC). The idea is to move the responsibility and authority for shaping health care policy back to the states and away from the federal government.

TAGS: Elbert Guillory, Health Care Compact Alliance, health care compacts, Michael Barnhart, President Obama, Texas Public Policy Foundation, U.S. Congress, U.S. Constitution

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