Barr tells federal prosecutors to ‘be on the lookout’ for overly restrictive coronavirus shutdown orders

Attorney General Bill Barr has instructed federal prosecutors to “be on the lookout” for overly restrictive state and local shutdown orders that may infringe on people’s constitutional rights. In a memo issued Monday, Barr recognized that while some restrictions are necessary and proper for combating the coronavirus pandemic, others could go too far. “If a state or local…