Bill Barr’s Department of Justice has intervened in an Illinois case that may lead to the state’s stay-at-home order being repealed.
The mayor of Los Angeles also received a warning that the long term stay-at-home order there may also be illegal. The DOJ is beginning to crackdown on trigger-happy officials around the nation.
In a statement the DOJ said, “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Illinois has, over the past two months, sought to rely on authority under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act to impose sweeping limitations on nearly all aspects of life for citizens of Illinois, significantly impairing in some instances their ability to maintain their economic livelihoods.”
The stay-at-home order extends beyond the legal limit of 30 days and states will no longer be allowed to get away with overbearing restrictions.
In response to the lawsuit and subsequent investigation by the DOJ, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker is attempting to get the case moved to federal courts.
It is good to have an Attorney General like Bill Barr who will ensure states aren’t violating the law. This is an important part of getting America reopened.
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