The Los Angeles Times  |  April 26, 2022

That determination by the CDC prompted the Justice Department to appeal the Florida judge’s ruling. From a legal standpoint, it ought to be a straightforward case. The authority to suppress interstate transmission of a deadly virus in the midst of a pandemic is one of the central powers granted to the agency under the 1944 Public Health Service Act, according to Lawrence Gostin, a public health law expert at Georgetown University.

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