Coronavirus civil rights

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The COVID-19 Coronavirus has implicated civil rights with respect to several issues, including the constitutional rights to assembly and travel.

The CDC has attempted to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people, which implicates the First Amendment right to peacefully assemble (including religious services, the impediment of which also constitutes a violation of freedom of religion).

Curfews, beginning as early as 8 p.m. in New Jersey, implicate that same right and also the right to travel.

Mandatory quarantines implicate multiple First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Kentucky case

"I can't allow one person who we know has this virus to refuse to protect their neighbors," declared the Kentucky Democrat Governor Andy Beshear in insisting on forcibly quarantining a resident. But the man, through his wife, said he never tested positive for coronavirus.[1]

2nd Amendment

After many states and localities issued closure orders of gun stores, the Trump administration Department of Homeland Security listed gun and ammunition dealers as “essential critical infrastructure workers.”[2]
  1. Kentucky man who reportedly refused quarantine denies he was tested for coronavirus at The Hill
  2. https://apnews.com/0e85d046ff4a0f82eb23ccc09304de46</ref.

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