Government mandates discussed at WMU-Cooley Constitution Day event

Each year, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School hosts a public discussions on Constitution Day regarding constitutional effects on current topics.

This year’s discussion, which is virtual, is “The Constitution and COVID: Do State and Federal Governments Have the Power to Enforce Mandates,” will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 17.

During the discussion, WMU-Cooley Criminal and Constitutional Law Prof. Joseline Hardrick will be joined by University of Tampa Political Science  Prof. William Myers.

The professors will share how the U.S. Constitution may support health mandates by government bodies and where the document may pose challenges for such requirements.

To view the discussion, visit


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