Trump Won't Rule Out Suing Local Governments to Reopen: 'It Would Depend on the State' - 2020-04-27
President Donald Trump declined to rule out Monday a threat by Attorney General Bill Barr to consider taking states to federal court over coronavirus-related restrictions.
"It would depend on the state, it would depend on the circumstances of the state," Trump said when asked Monday about Barr's directive to federal prosecutors.
In a document dated Monday with the subject "Balancing Public Safety with the Preservation of Civil Rights" Barr wrote about the measures states have taken to help their communities stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic. He then directed U.S. attorneys to "also be on the lookout for state and local directives that could be violating the constitutional rights and civil liberties of individual citizens."