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CIR: Rule of Law Panel #4 - Shared screen with speaker view
Sandy Campbell
28:58
Folks - a reminder to type in your questions right here! We’ll get to Q&A at around 11am.
Herb Thomas
29:48
In 1871 (?) Congress passed the Ku Klux Klan Act, which permitted martial law in Southern States and malefactors being tried for ordinary state charges in Federal courts. Then, as I understand it, the Posse Comitatus Act, repealed that and prohibited using the armed forces for law enforcement . . . more or less.
Rich Moriarty
35:51
In rare instances, the federal government has used armed forces for law enforcement purposes - nearly always at the request of local authorities and nearly always to enforce rights under the US Constitution. In Portland, protesters were exercising constitutional rights.
Herb Thomas
48:27
Internment was 1942 not ’41, right?
Rich Moriarty
49:14
Yes, misspoke. February 19. 1942 Executive Order.
Barbara Chatterjee
55:58
Re COVID-19, I have found interesting that the our vaunted capitalist businesses have failed to step to the plate of providing PPE etc on its own as a business opportunity. Does this show up cracks in the functioning of our "capitalist/entrepreneurial economic system?
Rich Moriarty
01:00:12
Checked on “confirmed cases” In different countries this morning. The 25%-4% disparity remains viable. Also, the US is the third highest in confirmed cases per 100K (Peru 1st, Brazil 2nd)
Barbara Chatterjee
01:06:14
From Barbara: Also discuss the "assault" on the US census by cutting back the field data collection time. From Barbara C
Chuck B
01:33:45
Are there any remedies to poor census results by the next administration if a new one is elected?
Herb Thomas
01:35:56
Re the slowness of the judicial process, Bravo, Chuck!
Rich Moriarty
01:38:29
Indeed, the SCt issued less signed opinions this Term than since 1862.
Sandy Campbell
01:40:05
Here is a link to more ROL resources
Sandy Campbell
01:40:12
https://www.sfcir.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CIR-Rule-of-Law-Links-August-2020-final.pdf
Herb Thomas
01:43:50
The Census Bureau does a lot of work between the decennial censuses to refine their knowledge of the population, but like you said, who knows whether that could be used to modify a decennial result.