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Jill Hasday on Intimate Lies

Season 1, Ep. 379

In this episode, Jill Hasday, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Centennial Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, discusses her new book "Intimate Lies and the Law," which is published by Oxford University Press. Hasday begins by explaining how courts treat "intimate lies" differently from other kinds of lies. She describes the different kinds of lies people tell and why they tell them. She reflects on this history of how courts have addressed intimate lies. And she explains why they should do better. Hasday is on Twitter at @JillHasday.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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Michael Sinha on COVID-19, Historical Pandemics, and the Legal Limitations of Quarantine

Season 1, Ep. 523
In this episode, Michael Sinha, Research Fellow at the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science at Harvard Medical School and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law, discusses three of his articles, "The Perils of Panic: Ebola, HIV, and the Intersection of Global Health and Law," published in 2016 in the American Journal of Law and Medicine, "A Panic Foretold," published in 2016 in Critical Public Health, and his most recent work, "Covid-19 -- The Law and Limits of Quarantine," published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month. Dr. Sinha starts by relating the history of American responses--political, public, and in the public health sphere--to outbreaks of diseases such as AIDS and Ebola. He discusses the usual reaction on the part of the public to outbreaks of new illnesses and how such a reaction hinders efforts to halt the spread of illness. He then discusses quarantines that may be implemented by both state and federal governments, recognizing that there are likely uncertain constitutional limitations on using such given that the United States has not experienced a serious a pandemic like Covid-19 since the early 1900s. Dr. Sinha is on Twitter at @DrSinhaEsq.This episode was hosted by Maybell Romero, Assistant Professor of Law at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. Romero is on Twitter at @MaybellRomero.