Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch says the use of emergency powers during COVID harmed civil liberties

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch called the emergency powers that were used during the COVID-19 pandemic a mass intrusion of civil liberties earlier this week. 

“Since March 2020, we may have experienced the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country. Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale,” Gorsuch wrote in a statement

The statement was attached to a case that the Supreme Court dismissed as moot earlier this week that sought to keep Title 42 in place. Title 42 allowed the U.S. to quickly deport asylum-seekers to contain the spread of COVID, but it was ended earlier this month.

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