The Supreme Court faces more pandemic questions this term. Here are 4 takeaways from last year's rulings.

Professor Nachlis, Amy Park '23, and Annika Begley '22 discuss how the Supreme Court might rule on pandemic-related public health questions in its upcoming term. New legal battles over vaccine mandates, in particular, may reach the court soon.

Of course observers can't necessarily predict future rulings based on what the court has done in the past. But the court's coronavirus pandemic decisions thus far reflect its current justices' specific policy interests; its historically deferential stance toward other state, local and national policymakers' decisions during crises; and its status as an institution both insulated from and attentive to public opinion and politics.

Here are four things to know about the Supreme Court's pandemic public health decisions.