The US Constitution Versus the COVID-19 Lockdowns: How Can We Fight Back?
Government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have ranged from panicked, to extreme, to downright idiotic. We have seen everything from private businesses being ordered closed, to individuals ordered to shelter in place for extended periods, and even the closure of churches and other private organizations. Rightly so, many Americans have been outraged by these actions. Some have even gone to court to fight back, with mixed results. While the future response to COVID-19 continues to unfold in real time, the legal implications and applicable history are capable of being ascertained now, and should guide how we decide to fight back.
Join Timothy R. Snowball, an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, for a candid discussion of where we have been, where we are, and where we are going in the fight for individual liberty in the face of COVID-19.
Tim Snowball joined Pacific Legal Foundation in 2017. His legal practice is focused on restoring and protecting the separation of powers between government authorities, with a particular focus on Americans’ Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable warrantless searches in the comfort and safety of their own homes. In addition to his legal practice, Tim is an advocate for public education in American government and constitutional history. To this end, he has participated in hundreds of media interviews, frequently writes op-eds and some of PLF’s most popular blog posts, and regularly delivers speeches and other presentations on the U.S. Constitution, individual liberty, and the rule of law. Tim received holds an Associate’s Degree in Political Science from Grossmont College, a Bachelor’s Degree in American Government and Politics from UC Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. At GW, Tim received both the President’s Volunteer Service Award and Pro Bono Service Award for volunteering over 500 hours of pro bono service time. Before joining PLF, Tim had stints at the Institute for Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, and Orleans Public Defenders Office.
Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM