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DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

The Department of Justice has asked Congress for a slew of new emergency powers which includes being able to detain Americans indefinitely without a trial. One of the changes would give the attorney general the power to ask top district judges to stop court proceedings. Another proposal would waive the statute of limitations for criminal investigations as well as civil trials.

porcus 6 months

This is a terrifying thing - why does the DOJ think they need these powers? This is a dismantling of the Constitution.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 6 months

The Constitution is taking a hit from this crisis. Right to travel freely, 5th Amendment. Right to a speedy trail, 6th Amendment. Buying guns, due to massive uptick in sales and slow down of background checks, 2nd Ammendment. Talking about Corona virus otherwise your youtube video will be demonized and thusly suppressed, I consider this a 1st Ammendment issue. Anything I miss?

Jacob Barron
Jacob Barron 6 months

So centralized government is a bad thing, glad we are on the same page.

a commoner
a commoner 6 months

I agree this is concerning. But right to travel is not affected as we are not being arrested if we do. If you want to leave the country is the only travel that is essentially stopped for flight, rail, or car. Not to mention if you did successfully leave, you probably wouldnt be allowed in. As far as the detention thing. That is wrong in every way.

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