Strange as that notion may seem, the Constitution applies even during a crisis. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be worth much. Non-controversial speech doesn’t require protection. Non-emergencies are much less likely to require the protection and the limitations on governmental power of the Constitution.
After a very slow start, the courts began pushing back on the wholesale violations of religious freedom by the authorities during the pandemic. The issue of protest bans has been less addressed, but that’s largely because the authorities mostly stopped interfering with them once the BLM riots got underway.
But there is still the larger issue of how much power could the government seize.
A federal judge in Texas ruled on Thursday that an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) temporarily halting evictions amid the pandemic is unconstitutional.
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