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Reuters: Explainer – Trump Has Little Power to Restart U.S. EconomyMarch 24, 2020
This Reuters article discussing President Trump’s ability to jumpstart the economy by Easter quoted O’Melveny partner Steve Bunnell, who co-chairs the firm’s Data Security and Privacy Practice.
“Under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, state governments have power to police citizens and regulate public welfare. In the country’s early years, it was up to state and local authorities to lead the response to the yellow fever epidemic, not the federal government,” the article reported. Reflecting these principles, “disaster response and aid is typically state-led and federally supported,” Bunnell, who previously worked at the Department of Homeland Security, told Reuters.
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