Disability rights in the pandemic, Previewing Supreme Court redistricting hearing

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Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical School, displays two of the acceptable N95 face masks that are included in the new COVID-19 policy, Friday, July 16, 2021, during a news conference in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo

The state Supreme Court will hold a hearing this week on eight different electoral maps submitted as a part of the redistricting process. We get caught up on the maps and why they’re coming in front of Wisconsin’s high court. We also discuss how legal measures during the pandemic, like mask mandate bans, may put disability rights at risk.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear arguments over redistricting maps

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on eight different proposals for how the state’s legislative maps should be redrawn. We check in on the redistricting process and where it could go from here.

  • Disability rights and the pandemic

    Tens of millions of Americans are at high risk for severe disease or death from COVID-19. Could the ADA, which requires reasonable accommodations like extra time on tests, apply to aspects of the pandemic that decrease at-risk people’s access to public space, like mask mandate bans?

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Peter Blanck Guest