US: Legal uncertainty surrounds CDC's claimed power to quarantine


After 195 US citizens were repatriated from Wuhan, China in January they were placed in quarantine without warning in a cordoned-off section of the Air Force Research Base in California's Mojave Desert. The legal position of this and other similar quarantines is unclear, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have tried avoid judicial review of their actions, which they claim fall under regulations issued in January 2017. 


Writer: Edward Hasbrouck
Publication: Papers Please