Barr to prosecutors: Look for unconstitutional virus rules

 

Last updated 4/27/2020 at 6:16pm

MICHAEL BALSAMO

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered federal prosecutors across the U.S. to identify coronavirus-related restrictions from state and local governments "that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens."

The memo to U.S. attorneys directs the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division and the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan to coordinate the department's efforts to monitor state and local policies and take action if needed.

"If a state or local ordinance cr...



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