Mar 21, 2020

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

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“The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the United States.”


One of the requests to Congress would allow the department to petition a judge to indefinitely detain someone during an emergency.

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