Kaci Hichox, the left-wing nurse who is currently quarantined from traveling from an ebola infected area in New Jersey, has retained a Norman Siegel, a left-wing Democrat lawyer to represent her.
Siegel, a former lawyer for the Occupy movement and former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, wanted Hichox for a test case.
Norman Siegel plans legal challenge, says Ebola quarantine policy is "overly broad" & "infringes on Kaci Hickox's civil liberties"
— Emily Ngo (@epngo) October 26, 2014
A self-described “progressive,” Siegel supported protesting outside of the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Mayor Bloomberg's street blocked off from protests. Civil rights atty Norman Siegel calls it a "No 1st Amendment zone." http://t.co/xzgNq1Cv
— Adam L. Penenberg (@Penenberg) November 20, 2011
He’s also supported anti-NYPD police measures as a lawyer.
Hichox’s retention of Siegel raises still new questions about how she may be politicizing the travel ban and Ebola quarantine. Hichox didn’t disclose her ties to the CDC, a government body that opposes a travel ban and a quarantine in a controversial op-ed she wrote for the Dallas Morning News.
“I asked [Hichox] if she wanted this to be a test case,” Siegel told the New York Times, “and she said yes.”