Several days before the November 4 date Maine will vote whether to re-elect Governor Paul LePage he's become another government official confronting a defiant Kaci Hickox. He mandates she observe the quarantine. She says, no way. Now she has two lawyers. They are Normal Siegel of Siegel Teitelbaum & Evans and Steven Hyman of McLaughlin & Stern.
As Bloomberg reports, the powers that be in Maine have gone on record saying they will "pursue legal authority, if necessary, to ensure risk is minimized for all Mainers." That would take the form of a court order. According to Hickox's lawyers that hasn't been served on her yet.
LePage makes it three political careers which are on the line because of Hickox's unwillingness to conform to their perception of what she should or should not be doing to protect the nation from Ebola. The other two are Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie. She had been a volunteer nurse with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients in West Africa.
We working stiffs wonder if her high-profile stances will prevent her from ever working as a nurse again.