22 April 2020 – Attorney-General announces plans to sue China over COVID-19 response

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs
Intervention Categories: International relations
Level of Jurisdiction: Mississippi
Lead People/Agency: MS Attorney General

Overview: Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced plans to sue China over its response to the COVID 19 outbreak.
Full details here: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/494143-mississippi-to-sue-china-over-response-to-coronavirus-outbreak

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Group think justification, i.e. other governmental officials have been condemning the Chinese government. Examples: bipartisan group of House members put forth a resolution condemning China, a similar suit was filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (R), and legislation was recently introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) that would allow Americans to sue Beijing