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https://www.theblaze.com/news/attorney-general-barr-orders-violate-constitution

In a memorandum issued Monday, Attorney General William Barr instructed federal prosecutors to "be on the lookout" for state and local ordinances that violate Americans' constitutional rights and civil liberties.

"The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis," he added.


Now it appears that the Department of Justice will also be monitoring potential state and local abuses of power.

"I am directing each of our United States Attorneys to also be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens," Barr wrote in the memorandum.

Barr noted that in a prior memoranda, he directed U.S. attorneys to "prioritize cases against those seeking to illicitly profit from the pandemic" by hoarding vital medical supplies in order to sell them at exorbitant prices. But now, prosecutors are also to prioritize potentially unconstitutional state and local orders.


"The legal restrictions on state and local authority are not limited to discrimination against religious institutions and religious believers," Barr wrote. "For example, the Constitution also forbids, in certain circumstances, discrimination against disfavored speech and undue interference with the national economy. If a state or local ordinance crosses the line from an appropriate exercise of authority to stop the spread of COVID-19 into an overbearing infringement of constitutional and statutory protections, the Department of Justice may have an obligation to address that overreach in federal court."

"Many policies that would be unthinkable in regular times have become commonplace in recent weeks, and we do not want to unduly interfere with the important efforts of state and local officials to protect the public," he continued. "But the Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis."

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Eric Dreiband, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, have been tasked with coordinating the new effort. They will work in cooperation with state and local officials as well as with DOJ offices and other federal agencies.
 

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Undue interference with the national economy... hmmm

Every lockdown does that. That’s unavoidable. What are the certain circumstances that make it OK vs unconstitutional?

An I incorrect in thinking that’s so impossibly vague it will be useless both as guidelines for governors to avoid and for USAG to prosecute?

Is national economy in the Constitution somewhere written in sharpie by a strict constructionist any chance?

Seems more like a publicity stunt to make it look like Barr is on the lookout.

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Interstate commerce clause. Only the federal government can regulate business that goes between states.
 

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Meh, let the civil courts sort it out. I'm sure the wheels are already turning.
I have a feeling there's going to be a record turnover of governors and mayors real soon also.
 

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Interstate commerce clause. Only the federal government can regulate business that goes between states.
Why not just say that instead of this meaningless mumbo jumbo though? That would be a clear boundary.

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Perhaps DeBlasio deserves some attention, or the elected officials who thought it would be a good idea to send police to record license plates or ticket people attending (in their vehicles) an Easter service. Perhaps the sheriffs and chiefs that thought that was a good idea need some attention also.

I don't see anyone screwing with muslims during the ramadan bombathon.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/04/29/rabbi-funeral-coronavirus-deblasio-jews/
De Blasio breaks up a rabbi’s crowded funeral, gets slammed by critics for singling out Jews
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/nyregion/hasidic-funeral-coronavirus-de-blasio.html (behind a pay wall)
 
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