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Federal prosecutors could intervene if stay-at-home orders go too far, attorney general says

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2020
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Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department will intervene if stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic become too restrictive, directing federal prosecutors "to be on the lookout" for state and local directives that could be violating constitutional rights.

"These kinds of restrictions have been necessary in order to stop the spread of a deadly disease — but there is no denying that they have imposed tremendous burdens on the daily lives of all Americans," Barr said in a memo issued Monday. "If a state or local...

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