, Fortune
A medical giant is sharing its ventilator designs. Will that change anything?
Charles Duan

From Fortune:
While the Medtronic initiative appears to be off to a promising start, others expressed hope the company would go even further to promote technology sharing. Charles Duan, a patent…

, The Washington Post
Insurers can’t cover the cost of the pandemic shutdown — and shouldn’t be asked to
R.J. Lehmann

From The Washington Post:

“Half the global economy just shut down overnight,” says Ray Lehmann, director of finance, insurance and trade for R Street, a Washington-based think tank. “The…

, The Cyberlaw Podcast
Podcast: Episode 310: Is Twitter using the health emergency to settle political scores?
Paul Rosenzweig

From The Cyberlaw Podcast:

In our 310th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker is joined by Nate Jones (@n8jones81), Paul Rosenzweig (@RosenzweigP), and Matthew Heiman to discuss: The…

, Bloomberg
Police Group Urged to Focus on Helping Needy not Parking Tickets
Arthur Rizer

From Bloomberg:

Limiting unnecessary contact between police and the public can mitigate the spread of the coronavirus among officers and protect their families, groups including the Heritage…

Video: Jarrett Dieterle on State Alcohol Laws and the Coronavirus Pandemic
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From C-SPAN:

Jarrett Dieterle talked about changes several states made to their alcohol laws amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch here.

, CATO Institute
Lawmakers Seek To Decree Retroactive Business‐​Interruption Coverage
R.J. Lehmann

From CATO Institute:

“Global pandemic forcing mass shut‐​down now joins ‘storm surge overtopping New Orleans levees’ and ‘earthquake/​tsunami causing nuclear reactor meltdown’ as…

, Washington Examiner
Scare stories aside, releasing prisoners to stop coronavirus is still a good idea
Arthur Rizer

From Washington Examiner:

Another expert, the R Street Institute’s Arthur Rizer, agreed with the policy of compassionate coronavirus relief but warned it could have political…

Video: Policy Gone Viral- Episode 3
Shoshana Weissmann

From James Madison Institute:

This Episode of Policy Gone Viral, JMI’s Sal Nuzzo interviews Shoshana Weissmann from the R Street Institute about the effects COVID-19 is having on occupational…

, The Davis Vanguard
Voices Warning Trump about COVID-19 in Prisons Are Growing Louder
Arthur Rizer

From The Davis Vanguard:

Sixty-three percent support reducing jail admissions by having police use summonses or tickets instead, and 52 percent say they’d back releasing anyone charged with an…

, The Crime Report
15th Annual John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America
Arthur Rizer

From The Crime Report:

We are grateful for the support of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Arnold Ventures, the Pew Public Safety Performance Project, the R Street Institute, and the…