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DOJ warns Los Angeles, Illinois of
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Posted By: earlybird, 5/22/2020 11:08:38 PM

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department warned state and local officials Friday of the possible illegality of their stay-at-home orders, as the agency continues to monitor restrictions meant to contain the spread of COVID-19. In a letter to Los Angeles officials, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said their recent comments suggesting that stay-at-home orders may stay in place longer "may be both arbitrary and unlawful." The Justice Department also said that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's "sweeping limitations" on Illinois residents raise constitutional concerns. Attorney General William Barr said last month that the Justice Department would intervene if stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic become too restrictive,

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Yay! Eric Garcetti and anyone named Pritzker…. bleah.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/22/2020 11:30:52 PM (No. 419308)
i haven't heard one word from the ACLU about this. Not one word! where are they? American Civil Liberties Union//
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimincalif 5/23/2020 12:13:44 AM (No. 419327)
Hey DOJ, how about filing a lawsuit or something, rather than just issuing “warnings”?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: lost 5/23/2020 12:30:42 AM (No. 419333)
What difference does it make! H.R.C.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit 5/23/2020 1:41:07 AM (No. 419346)
Bad strategy. Keep liberal-controlled areas locked down permanently while Free America throws off its chains. This is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help socialism commit suicide.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/23/2020 2:03:06 AM (No. 419352)
Funny how what's plain as the nose on our face when it comes to our Bill of Rights and the Constitution, is still a may, could, if, when it comes to the DOJ. Nothing has changed. Let the citizen lawsuits against the States commence enmasse in multiples. Us citizens have to do the job the worthless goobermint refuses to do. "Let them eat cake" can be turned back around back on the states whinning about how they're broke. They're broke by governor design.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/23/2020 5:37:34 AM (No. 419391)
It's time for the feds to come in and get these people their lives back. The Governors and Mayors of these blue states are very ill people or they are doing as they were instructed to do.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: worried 5/23/2020 6:46:23 AM (No. 419425)
If these governors are voted in again, the people will deserve what they get. But I wouldn't be too surprised, as to many that "D" after their name is the determining factor.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: petrichor 5/23/2020 6:48:58 AM (No. 419429)
People are pretty much ignoring the stay-at-home order here in Illinois, but they do maintain a high degree of paranoia over the virus. I deem this by the number of people senselessly wearing their face masks while driving. In fact, it even seems they're maintaining their "distance" with their cars.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MMC 5/23/2020 7:43:34 AM (No. 419484)
DOJ please send Witchmer the memo.. her legislators said NO to extend emergency powers April 30.. it is May 23 and she extended stay in place till June 12.. after she opened Northern Michigan- and said groups of 10 could gather.. What the actual heck? Oh- and after she EO seeding nursing homes with covid patients. The level of anger at this woman is becoming unhealthy.. please DOJ.. start looking at the out of control Michigan Gov!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: walcb 5/23/2020 8:29:34 AM (No. 419525)
People in downstate Illinois are going about their business, using the big stores that are allowed to stay open to do their shopping, maintenance and repairs but it is killing the ma and pa businesses. Car traffic is near normal. That's not to say many other things are not affected--basketball courts, baseball diamonds, churches and restaurants with only indoor seating are barren. School is out and kids have nothing, not even stay at home homework.
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