- Show Notes
In this clip from the latest episode of the CAFE Insider podcast, “States’ Fights,” co-hosts Preet Bharara and Anne Milgram discuss:
- The President’s executive order on immigration and the rationale for it.
- The removal of Dr. Rick Bright from his post as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and his allegation that he was replaced because of his opposition to hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, “potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections.”
- The civil lawsuit brought by Missouri against the Chinese government over COVID-19, and legislation introduced by Republicans in Congress which would allow lawsuits against foreign governments.
- Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent comments suggesting that the federal government should allow blue states to go bankrupt before bailing them out.
- The Supreme Court’s decision in Ramos v. Louisiana, which overturned a 1972 ruling allowing non-unanimous verdicts for criminal convictions, in the process raising questions about the status of several other precedents, including Roe v. Wade.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
- Missouri AG’s complaint filed in Eastern District of Missouri, 4/21/20
- Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) of 1976, the law granting foreign states immunity
- 28 U.S. Code § 1605, the statute outlining the exceptions to the immunity of a foreign state
- Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the law carving out an exception in FSIA for lawsuits against states who have sponsored terrorism
- “Suing China over coronavirus won’t help. Here’s what will work,” John Bellinger, Washington Post op-ed, 4/23/20
- “Congress hands Obama first veto override,” Politico, 9/28/16
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