Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Valena Elizabeth Beety and Jennifer D. Oliva (Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Seton Hall University School of Law) have posted Vulnerable Populations in the Context of COVID-19: Foreword to the Arizona State Law Journal Online Symposium (2 Arizona State Law Journal Online 69 (2020)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The widespread global transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, has altered, injured, and ended the lives of numerous individuals across various communities and nations. It has been well-documented that certain long-neglected populations are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 severe illness and death and, as a result, have been disparately victimized by the pandemic. This Arizona State Law Journal Online Symposium, Vulnerable Populations in the Context of COVID-19, is a compilation of the work of diverse scholarly voices that aims to raise awareness about—and propose reforms to remedy—the legal and policy challenges that have—and continue to—perpetuate adverse health harms on the most vulnerable in our communities. . . .
The criminal justice essays challenge the loss of rehabilitative programming for juveniles in custody, examine pandemic detention and access to care through a disability law framework, provide a series of arguments against solitary confinement, and propose community treatment for competency restoration.