DOJ Would Support Legal Action If Governors' Restrictions Go 'Too Far,' Barr Says

Source: NPR - View Original Article
Published: Apr 29, 2020
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99% "I think the President's guidance has been, as I say, superb and very common sensical, and I think a lot of the governors are ..."
84% "But it's very onerous, as is shutting down your livelihood, Barr said.""
83% "In the Tuesday interview, Barr praised Trump's guidance through the coronavirus pandemic and said that the recommended mitigation techniques were never meant to be ..."
77% "In a Tuesday interview with Hugh Hewitt, Barr called current stay-at-home orders burdens on civil liberties and said that if they continued and lawsuits ..."
65% "I'm not saying in some places it might still be justified.""
60% "The White House last week outlined a three-phase guideline for states to reopen their economies.""
55% "Already, two states with Republican governors, Georgia and South Carolina, have said they will allow some businesses to reopen as soon as this week, ..."
50% "And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them.""
-56% "Barr was asked what he would do with any governors who are indifferent to easing restrictions on their states.""
-58% "The first phase says that large venues like restaurants and movie theatres can begin reopening at reduced capacity under strict social distancing rules, but ..."

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99% : "I think the President's guidance has been, as I say, superb and very common sensical, and I think a lot of the governors are following that.
84% : But it's very onerous, as is shutting down your livelihood," Barr said.
83% : In the Tuesday interview, Barr praised Trump's guidance through the coronavirus pandemic and said that the recommended mitigation techniques were never meant to be a permanent solution to the virus.
77% : In a Tuesday interview with Hugh Hewitt, Barr called current stay-at-home orders "burdens on civil liberties" and said that if they continued and lawsuits were brought, his department would side against the state. "The idea that you have to stay in your house is disturbingly close to house arrest.
65% : I'm not saying in some places it might still be justified.
60% : The White House last week outlined a three-phase guideline for states to reopen their economies.
55% : Already, two states with Republican governors, Georgia and South Carolina, have said they will allow some businesses to reopen as soon as this week, despite not meeting the White House recommended criteria to relax COVID-19 restrictions.
50% : "And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them.
44% : Barr was asked what he would do with any governors who are "indifferent" to easing restrictions on their states.
42% : The first phase says that large venues like restaurants and movie theatres can begin reopening at reduced capacity under strict social distancing rules, but warns against gatherings of 10 people or more.
39% : Attorney General William Barr speaks during a coronavirus task force news conference at the White House earlier this month.
39% : And you know, to the extent that governors don't and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce, our common market that we have here, then we'll have to address that."
35% : "We're looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place," Barr said.
29% : Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department would support legal action against states that continued to impose strict social distancing rules even after coronavirus cases begin to subside in their respective states.
27% : President Trump has expressed an eagerness to reopen states' economies as soon as possible, pitching the possibility of some states easing coronavirus restrictions even before the federal guidelines on social distancing expire on May 1.
19% : I'm not saying it wasn't justified.
9% : And if they're not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs.

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