Dr. Polly J. Price, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Professor of Global Health, was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Kemp’s ban of mask mandates puts Georgia on collision course with its cities.” Price evaluates the probability of challenges to Kemp’s lawsuit and his political and public health strategy more broadly. Read the excerpt where Price is quoted below, along with another recent article (from TIME) where Price offers comment: “Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Sued to Block Atlanta’s Face Mask Ordinance. Here’s What to Know.”
“It’s not clear whether Kemp added the language to bolster a potential legal case, though some analysts questioned the constitutionality of the order. Polly Price, a professor of global health and law at Emory University, said she thinks the governor’s order wouldn’t stand up in a court battle.
“‘But rather than force the question, why not allow local decision-making, as Texas has done, rather than waste time and resources engaging in litigation?’ she said.”