Roberts et al. v. Bassett et al.

Docket No.
Appellate Court
2nd Circuit


  • Stop the government from implementing program to expand access to COVID-19 treatments.


Litigation Content

Why this Matters:

The plaintiffs allege that efforts New York City pursued to ensure that communities of color had robust access to certain treatments for COVID-19 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities of color and various structural barriers have made it difficult for those communities to receive certain COVID-19 treatments compared to their white counterparts.

Potential Impact:

Restrictions on the ability for policymakers to address gaps in treatment access for communities of color would hamper measures aimed at narrowing disparate health outcomes.