DOJ Watching for Unlawful Restrictions.

Position:RELIGION

The U.S. Justice Department has cast a wary eye on social-distancing orders that prevent in-person religious gatherings in any form. Such restrictions are in place in at least 10 states. Two federal prosecutors are now in charge of an effort "to monitor state and local policies and, if necessary, take action to correct them," according to a letter U.S. Attorney General William Barr sent in late April to all U.S. attorneys offices. Barr's concern is with restrictions that could violate religious, free speech or economic rights...

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