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Balancing personal freedoms with pandemic safety mandates

An essay by three University of Arizona professors says the U.S. Constitution offers guidance.

Some of the steps taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in pushback and debate over whether policies like mandatory masks infringe on our civil liberties. When it comes to finding the right balance, the U.S. Constitution may offer some solutions. That’s according to a new essay written by three University of Arizona professors that showcases how our nation’s founding document can act as a guide during these unprecedented times. One of the paper’s authors, Regents Professor Marvin Slepian, provided insight on this issue.

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