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Attorney: Christie's Ebola Quarantine Was 'The Right Thing'

By    |   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 06:11 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie "did the right thing" by imposing a mandatory quarantine for healthcare workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, says trial attorney Heather Hansen.

"Gov. Christie did the right thing here by trying to set some parameters because we really haven't had [any] parameters up until now," Hansen told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Monday.

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"That allows for this to be the test case where the courts say, 'you can restrict these people, you can quarantine them, but this is the way you have to do it,'" she explained.

"He was absolutely within his rights to quarantine her," she said. "Whether or not the extent of the quarantine that he had in mind is appropriate will be up to the courts."

Christie is now facing a lawsuit filed by Kaci Hickox, a nurse who returned to the United States through the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey from Sierra Leone where she was treating Ebola patients. She was put into a 21-day quarantine at a New Jersey hospital, which she wrote about in The Dallas Morning News on Saturday.

The New Jersey governor has allowed her to return to her home in Maine, after she had already hired a lawyer.

Hansen says that at this point any lawsuit is moot.

"Now that Gov. Christie has let her go home, her lawsuit has gone up in smoke because her civil rights are no longer being curtailed," she explained.

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