Why Didn't COVID-19 Kill the Constitution?

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2021
From The Right
US Constitution, coronavirus

We can thank judges who were prepared to enforce constitutional limits on public health powers.

The day after the nation's first COVID-19 lockdown took effect in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would never impose similar restrictions. Telling residents they may not leave their homes except for "essential" purposes "scares people," the Democratic governor told The New York Times on March 18, 2020, and "the fear, the panic, is a bigger problem than the virus." Cuomo unequivocally ruled out a stay-at-home order in New York. "That is...

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