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VIDEO: Constitutional Rights in the Age of Government Overreach

VIDEO: Constitutional Rights in the Age of Government Overreach

A live event with Legal Insurrection Publisher and Cornell Law Professor, William Jacobson and Legal Insurrection’s Senior Contributing Editor, Kemberlee Kaye

Howdy!

We’re super excited about our first ever live (online) event. The discussion was hosted by moi, Legal Insurrection’s Senior Contributing Editor and the Director of Operations and Editorial Development for the Legal Insurrection Foundation, Kemberlee Kaye. Legal Insurrection publisher and Cornell Law Professor, William Jacobson headed up the discussion.

The topic? Constitutional Rights in the Age of Government Overreach. The discussion begins at 8:30 PM ET.

Professor Jacobson answered reader questions and took questions live from Facebook. We hope you enjoyed the discussion and found it engaging and informative.

You can watch below a YouTube:

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Comments

Morning Sunshine | April 26, 2020 at 8:21 pm

will this be available to watch later?

Thanks Kemberlee Kaye, Professor Jacobson too!!!

What’s up? “Video Unavailable
This video may no longer exist, or you don’t have permission to view it.”

Hey – it’s not working!

    What’s happening for you, Sally? I had to shut off (temporarily) my ad blocker, etc., then I had to reload the page. Once I did that, I just clicked on the video (under “You can watch it here:”). I hope this helps, but if not, let us know what is going on, so we can try to help.

Blaise MacLean | April 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Can’t open it

Blaise MacLean | April 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm

Can’t open it

Trying to! Not working.

Can we view it on the LI site? Is it possible that FB is shutting you down?

Kemberlee Kaye | April 26, 2020 at 9:07 pm

Hi everyone! The technology is wonky tonight. Our test runs ran without a hitch. I *believe* you have to be logged into facebook to watch it. In future events, we’ll use YouTube live as well for this reason. Apologies if you’re having difficulty watching. This is all new to use and we’ll get better as we go.

Your links don’t work, not from the site, not from email. I had to type in Facebook/Legal Insurrection. Took 50 min to get in, Grr. You’ve hit to fix this, The links you gave us should have worked.

Clown 1396 XL | April 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm

To get ahead of the tech issues next time, please start the event 15 minutes before airtime, turn off volume, and turn the camera facing a clock. That way people know they are logged on and know that it is live (as long as there is a second hand!). Then do your tests during that period of time to make sure it starts on time.

    Sally MJ in reply to Clown 1396 XL. | April 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    I did. I checked in 15 min early. I was tracking on both my laptop and my phone. Had problems on both. Like I said, none of your links worked. The only way I got in was to type in Facebook/legal insurrection. I missed 40 minutes of the session, Despite checking in early, checking in on two devices, and clicking on all the links. I have never had problems getting into a live link before.

Clown 1396 XL | April 26, 2020 at 9:25 pm

To get ahead of the tech issues next time, please start the event 15 minutes before airtime, turn off volume, and turn the camera facing a clock. That way people know they are logged on and know that it is live (as long as there is a second hand!). Then do your tests during that period of time to make sure it starts on time.

Katy L. Stamper | April 26, 2020 at 9:51 pm

Kimberlee and Professor: Thanks for presenting the legal info on this. I wondered what the statutes/case law were, and now I know.

Frankly, despite the court decisions, how it can be considered reasonable to lock EVERYONE up, for weeks/months on end, puzzles me.

We all know this is unprecedented. This wasn’t even done for the Spanish Flu, when more people had it, younger people were dying, and medical technology was far less advanced.

I’m glad I’m in Georgia and Gov. Kemp is opening things up. That’s the way it ought to be. I don’t feel a need to protest.

    I was trying to reply to your post and accidently hit the down thumb–I tried to reverse it but could not. I totally agree with you. This simply cannot be allowed to go on forever. Changing our whole way of life for a virus–we live with them all the time–is just crazy.

I watched your presentation and very much enjoyed it and gained a good bit of insight. The thing that concerns me is that this afternoon some on Fox were saying going forward airlines will be installing plastic shields between passengers and we will likely be having to wear plastic visors to shop in stores. These draconian measures are very frightening to me. Is this the way we intend to be herded into living going forward? There are always viruses and disease–we never shut the entire country down before. We will have to remain permanently in a state of “distancing” if this goes on. I do think it is violating my Constitutional rights. I heard you say that you believe we would lose if we try to challenge any of these measures because the Constitution allows for it. Depressing.

What I learned is that the government is legally able to quarantine people who are even exposed to a dangerous illness.

I get it.. but I still don’t see how that applies here. They are quarantining people not who are suspected of being either sick or a carrier, but to in order prevent the collapse of the medical system. That is another kettle of fish. It is hypothetical, and I never thought that our legal system worked on “maybe”…

Thanks again for an excellent presentation. I am sorry so many people had technical issues.

Thanks for the presentation last night.

Thank you for the presentation. I was able to watch today (Mon) and learned a lot; admittedly I didn’t quite like all I learned. We do still have the best country, but we can not ever let up the fight against liberals.

blacksburger | April 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Is there any chance of a transcription for the benefit of those of us with hearing problems?

I enjoyed the presentation. One question I had that I don’t think got touched on is how is it that a pandemic or a societal health danger gets formally declared. Who is the entity that decides that a certain circumstance or disease presents a serious health risk to the people? And what are the defining characteristics of a pandemic or public health hazard? One person or one entitiy’s opinion? Further – How does that declaration change as the prediction models fail to match reality in cases and/or deaths? Seems as if the local, state, and federal authorities may have the legal standing to utilize these over-reaching powers during a pandemic, the question becomes – is this a pandemic? And when does it cease to become a pandemic? How can THAT be legally challenged?

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