After 9/11 America drafted laws to protect us. Homeland security laws. These laws create obligations on federal government agencies to help the private sector and state/local governments. Exclusively in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, these laws are here 100% to help us and save lives.
The first portion of the lecture will focus on America’s pandemic laws. Part I, 2002-2017. Part II, 2018. Part III, 2020 – date. Other subjects will include “the most interesting (for a lawyer) laws,” “Critical Infrastructure,” “The street level reach of these laws,” “How they build on each other and are intertwined,” and “Smart drafting – how could they possibly have known this would be important when they wrote this law?