What The Department of Justice Says About The First Amendment
Citizens For Free Speech reports in an email I received July 4, 2020:
The Department of Justice recently filed a Statement of Interest in support of Temple Baptist Church who had filed a lawsuit against the City of Greenville in federal court.
In part, the Department of Justice stated,
There is no pandemic exception, however, to the fundamental liberties the Constitution safeguards. Indeed, “individual rights secured by the Constitution do not disappear during a public health crisis.” These individual rights, including the protections in the Bill of Rights made applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, are always in force and restrain government action.