In April 2020, Attorney General Barr said that the DOJ would support legal action if governors’ restrictions go too far, and setup a hotline for people to report violations of civil rights: 866-720-5721, press 1. “We’re looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place, and if we think that goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they’re not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs. As lawsuits develop, as specific cases emerge in the states, we’ll take a look at them” Barr said.
Aside from the hundreds of class action suits taking place, with or without the support of the DOJ, there are attorneys and state reps fighting for people’s constitutional rights, that unfortunately don’t seem to make it in the headlines. It’s important that people spotlight these cases, especially those setting precedent, support those fighting for justice, and be aware that there are many avenues and resources for standing up for your rights. Submitting to fear and following the herd is not one of them.