Professor Joe Mead, in conjunction with co-counsel David Carey at ACLU of Ohio and Kirti Dalta of Hogan Lovells, has successfully defended a federal court order before the United States Supreme Court. Professor Mead and his co-counsel earlier obtained a federal court order on behalf of a class of inmates at the federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, directing federal prison officials to take immediate steps to protect more than 800 individuals held at the Elkton prison who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.
The Department of Justice appealed the order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which denied a stay, and then further appealed the order to the United States Supreme Court. On Tuesday, May 26, the Supreme Court denied the DOJ’s request for a stay, by a vote of 6-3.
On May 5, Professor Milena Sterio participated as a panelist in a virtual “Happy Dog Takes on the World” forums, on the topic of “How Will the Coronavirus Change the World?” The panel also featured Waleed Hazbun, Ph.D., Richard L. Chambers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Alabama, and Shana Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
The program was moderated by Tony Ganzer, afternoon radio host at WCPN/90.3, and it was jointly organized and sponsored by the City Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. The program is available here: https://www.cityclub.org/forums/2020/05/05/happy-dog-takes-on-the-world-how-will-coronavirus-change-the-world-how-should-we-change-it
Professor Joe Mead presented on a Prisoners’ Rights Webinar held on Friday, May 1, discussing litigation options to deal with COVID19 in prisons. The Webinar was moderated by Professor Margo Schlanger from the University of Michigan Law School, and it was hosted by the Northwestern Law School Legal Clinic. The webinar is available here: http://incarcerationlaw.com/covid/webinars/