Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, John Kincaid, spoke with Bloomberg about litigation underway in several states that have required K-12 students to mask up while in the classroom.John Kincaid, professor of government and law

The diverging policy approaches and mounting legal challenges are shining a spotlight on the limitations of the U.S. political system, and the U.S. system of federalism gives states primary power over public health and safety.

“Federalism is an agreement to disagree,” said Kincaid. “As much as people might disagree, federalism is designed to accommodate that diversity.”


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