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  • 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.

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