In a case so filled with @$$clowns, it's hard to stand out, but this crybaby clearly has what it takes:
(Reuters) - New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days.Norman Siegel, a civil rights lawyer, said Kaci Hickox's isolation upon her return from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," given that she shows no Ebola symptoms and has not tested positive for the disease.Emboldened by the fawning publicity from her childish tantrum, and today's governmental pique over her quarantine by the state of New Jersey, woman-child and alleged nursing professional Kaci Hickox is now electing to quite literally make a federal case out the state's decision not to let her wander hither and yon until she goes symptom free from Ebola for 21 days, after arriving in the US only 48 hours from working amidst the outbreak of same in pestilential Conkary, Guinea.
Michelle Mello, professor of law and public health at Harvard University, said courts in such cases seek to balance the level of danger posed by the disease with the likelihood that the individual poses a public threat.
But she said courts have found reason to uphold past quarantines, even when there was no definitive proof the individuals were ill.
"I don’t think it is clear, but I suspect when all is said and done, it won’t be successful," she said.
Her entire rationale is that the state should wait until she, like medical assclown Craig Spencer, starts shedding virus all over a major metropolis before the state should have the right to keep her from walking hither and yon like a modern-day Typhoid Mary.
Because after all, what 's most important here is not the rights of 317M Americans to not be exposed to Ebola, but instead Hickox's inalienable right to dine at Olive Garden and Taco Bell, and shop at Old Navy.
Let us grant that she has the right to be at liberty. Fine.
What she doesn't have is the right of return to the country from a place in the middle of a massive epidemic. So that leaves a simple solution.
Ship her fat whiny ass back to Conkary, and let her do her quarantine for 21 days there, under the auspices of the CDC. If she goes 21 days symptom free, then permit her return to the US. (Oh, and bill her personally for the accommodations.)
Everybody wins, and she can go down in history as the most lunkheaded excuse for a medical professional since someone threw a bag over Tom Frieden and made him stop holding international press conferences.
But I'd rather a federal judge elects to wait 19 more days before issuing the ruling that her case is moot, and dismissing it.
"You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred."
Unlike NY Gov. Jellyfish, Chris Christie has indicated that NJ is not backing down despite the whinging:
"New Jersey is not changing its quarantine protocol. The protocol is clear that a New Jersey resident with no symptoms, but who has come into contact with someone with Ebola, such as a health care provider, would be subject to a mandatory quarantine order and quarantined at home," [Christie spokesman] Roberts said. "Nonresidents would be transported to their homes if feasible and, if not, quarantined in New Jersey."
Psst! Hey, Princess! Guess what?
We've quarantined ACTUAL HEROES before, and they didn't piss their pants or sue anybody about it.
Get OVER yourself.