Barr: Justice Department May Join Lawsuits Against Lock-Down Orders
TODAY’S NEWS – APRIL 21, 20
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The Justice Department is keeping a close eye on states inclined to overstep by extending stay-at-home orders.
Enough is enough, as civil liberties are being impinged upon.
Coronavirus US live: Barr says justice department may join lawsuits against stay home orders
The Guardian April 21, 2020
Attorney general William Barr raised the possibility that the justice department may eventually join lawsuits against stay-at-home orders if states repeatedly extend them.
“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe,” Barr said on The Hugh Hewitt Show today. “To the extent that governors don’t and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce – our common market that we have here – then we’ll have to address that.”
Barr went on to add, “We’re looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place … And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they’re not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs.”
Barr’s comments come days after Trump called on states under stay-at home orders – specifically Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia – to be liberated, echoing messaging from “right-wing” protesters.