New Jersey ACLU urges Christie to halt Ebola quarantines
Bloomberg - 10/27/2014
In cases of forced quarantine or isolation, “people do have a right to have their detention reviewed by a court, especially if there are individualized determinations being made,” said Wendy E. Parmet, a Northeastern University law professor and expert on public health policy.
“The Constitution is very clear,” she said. “While governments have a right to protect the public health, it needs to be undertaken in a careful, calibrated manner.”
Quarantines can run the risk of being “misguided” and disproportionately affecting “marginalized people, poor folks, immigrants, people of color,” Parmet said.