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In Legal Terms: Mask Constitutionality

Guest: Lisa Shaw Roy, Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/lisa-shaw-roy/


Discussion centered around are restrictions on religious gatherings and mandatory mask orders during a pandemic constitutional.

On shutting down one group verses another? Liberty concerns vs equality concerns

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/supreme-court-rejects-nevada-church-challenge-on-virus-rules

Does the constitution grant governments greater latitude to restrict individual freedoms during a pandemic.


A Simple Guide to Executive Orders: A handy summary of COVID-19 Executive Orders from the Governor, organized by who and what they apply to (Updated July 27) https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/9924.pdf


Fines for not wearing a mask? According to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Jackson residents could be fined $300 and sent to jail for six months. Businesses could be shut down for a day. The fine in Canton for individuals is $500, and $1,000 for businesses. In Columbus and Greenwood, you can be fined up to $1,000.   A $1,000 fine applies to businesses in Oxford.   

https://mspolicy.org/1000-fine-6-months-in-jail-for-not-wearing-a-mask/


Private business that require masks to do business with them (now or beginning on the 1st): Walmart, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Aldi, Apple, AT&T, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, CVS Health, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Verizon, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods Market, and McDonald's. https://www.worldnewj.com/winn-dixie-publix-walmart-all-the-u-s-stores-requiring-masks/


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