Anne Marie Lofaso

Anne Marie Lofaso is the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law, specializing in labor law, jurisprudence, and constitutional law. She is the Vice President of the West Virginia Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She received her D.Phil. in law from Oxford under the supervision of Sandra Fredman.

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Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Federal Government Mandates (Part III)

Image description: Two COVID vaccine vials.  State government vaccine mandates raise complex legal and ethical questions, some of which are discussed in Part II of this series. But these complications pale in comparison with those ...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: State Mandates (Part II)

Image description: A woman with a vaccine at a mass vaccination site.  While private employer vaccine mandates have proven somewhat controversial in the United States, the real source of controversy has been government bans. Unlike ...
Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Vaccine Mandates in the United States: Multi-level Actors and Rights in Tension: Private Employers (Part I)

Image description: A person getting vaccinated. Several states, municipalities, and even private entities in the United States have imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandates. But it was not until September 2021 that the federal government ...
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Human Rights Legacy: Introduction to the Blog Series

Anthony McLeod Kennedy, born on January 23, 1936, to Irish Catholic parents, announced his retirement on June 27, 2018, after thirty years on the United States Supreme Court.  Known as the “swing vote” after Justice Sandra Day ...
Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

Scalia’s Record on Labour Rights as Human Rights – Justice Denied

During Justice Scalia’s nearly thirty-year term, the Court decided nineteen private-sector labour cases in which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was a party. Three cases concerned whether the Court/NLRB/President had the ...
United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

United States Labor Relations Board Cowardly Punts its Duties

Earlier this month, the United States witnessed a major setback for freedom of association. The National Labor Relations Board (the Board)– the U.S. agency charged with “encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining” ...