The Network for Public Health Law monitors key court cases and relevant judicial trends in public health. The Network’s monthly reporter, Judicial Trends in Public Health (JTPH), highlights select published cases from the prior 3 months in public health law and policy. These cases are organized below by name, issuing court, date of issuance, along with a brief synopsis, link to the case abstract, and hyperlink to the full decisions (when publicly available). For more information, including a topic digest of these and other cases, see below. Questions, comments, thoughts? Contact the Network for more information.
Cases are organized under the topics below (adapted from chapter titles in Public Health Law in a Nutshell (3rd Edition) by James G. Hodge, Jr., Director, Network for Public Health Law—Western Region). Select a topic below to view all cases under that topic.
|1.||Source & Scope of Public Health Legal Powers|
|2.||Constitutional Rights & the Public's Health|
|3.||Preventing & Treating Communicable Conditions|
|4.||Social Distancing Measures|
|5.||Addressing Chronic Conditions|
|6.||Mitigating the Incidence & Severity of Injuries & Other Harms|
|7.||Public Health Information Management, Privacy & Security|
|9.||Monitoring Property & the Built Environment|
|10.||Public Health Emergency: Legal Preparedness & Response|