AG Barr: Feds Could Challenge States If Stay-At-Home Orders Go Too Far
The Justice Department could join legal action against states if it deems that their coronavirus-related orders, including social distancing and stay-at-home rules, go “too far,” Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday.
Barr said he was wary of speaking about “hypothetical” situations, but that the Justice Department would have to intervene if governors “impinge” on civil rights or the economy.
“To the extent that governors don’t and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce … then we’ll have to address that,” the attorney general said in an interview with “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
Barr noted that stay-at-home orders were necessary, but said they were “strong measures” that had a “limited purpose of slowing down the spread.”
“These are unprecedented burdens on civil liberties right now. …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]