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Barr: DOJ May Intervene in States’ Stay-at-Home Orders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

AG William Barr in Detroit, via DOJ.

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Most epidemiologists and public health experts agree that reopening states’ economies too quickly could cause a significant surge in COVID-19 infections.

But Attorney General William Barr warned Tuesday that the Justice Department may intervene in some states’ restrictions, saying they are placing “unprecedented burdens on civil liberties right now.”

“You know, the idea that you have to stay in your house is disturbingly close to house arrest,” Barr said during an interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show. “I’m not saying it wasn’t justified. I’m not saying in some places it might still be justified. But it’s very onerous, as is shutting down your livelihood.”

Barr said the restrictions may go too far by interfering with interstate commerce.

The debate has pitted President Trump against most governors, who want to continue enforcing the orders until there’s a significant decline in coronavirus cases and an adequate supply of testing kits. The coronavirus has swept across the U.S., killing more than 45,000 people.

FBI Warns Letters to Governors Could Provoke Violence

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating letters sent by an anti-government group to more than 30 governors warning them to step down within three days or they’ll be removed.

The Associated Press reported that the FBI is warning local cops that the group’s action could provoke violence.

The group,the Guardians of the free Republics, wants to “restore America” by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, the group’s Web site said, according to the AP.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn’t seem alarmed by the letter, the AP reported.

“We get all kinds of, shall we say, ‘interesting’ mail, so it’s not out of the norm,” Pawlenty said Friday. according to the AP. “It got more attention because it went to so many governors.”

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