Yesterday (Friday, May 15), Ilya Somin and I debated whether the takings clause of the Constitution applies to coronavirus lockdown orders. (Because courts usually rule for the government, I championed a natural rights perspective to this question.) Our scholarly and spirited debate was hosted by the Federalist Society and moderated by Robert H. Thomas, who asked us a lot of great questions. I will share some of his questions, as well as a link to a recording of the event and my thoughts about the entire affair in the next day or two.
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