The government is engaged in a homeland-security project to safeguard the population's health from potential terrorist attacks. This project is politically charged because it affords the state enhanced powers to restrict personal and economic liberties. Just as governmental powers relating to intelligence, law enforcement, and criminal justice curtail individual interests, so too do public health powers.
55 Fla. L. Rev. 1105-1170 (2003)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Gostin, Lawrence O., "When Terrorism Threatens Health: How Far are Limitations on Personal and Ecomonic Liberties Justified" (2003). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1814.