COVID and the law: What have we learned?
Lecturer on Law Ruth Greenwood focused on the past year’s crisis over voting rights. “The good news is that it wasn’t COVID that caused an electoral crisis, but there’s an implicit bad news there. Prior to 2021, the vote suppressors of the world were saying, ‘We’ve got to stop people voting in person, so let’s introduce things like photo ID laws,’ and now it’s more like, ‘We’ve got to stop people voting by mail.’ I always like when the justification for these things changes.” She named the pending HR-1 legislation as a potential fix for voting issues during the year.
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