National Pandemic Summit 

From May 23-24, 2019, Nebraska Chief Justice Michael Heavican hosted the National Pandemic Summit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, home to the country’s largest biocontainment unit and which treated three ebola patients in 2014. The summit brought court leaders, public health officials, legislators, and executive branch officials together to start a collective conversation on how states need to plan and prepare for a pandemic, which often includes quarantines that raise many potential legal issues. Twenty-five states and three territories sent teams. The summit, the first-of-its-kind, was funded through a grant from the State Justice Institute and staffed by the National Center for State Courts. Below is a list of materials provided at the Summit, which are available for download.