How Far Can Donald Trump Actually Go in Responding to COVID-19?

Michele Goodwin, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said questions about civil liberties are also being raised by the pandemic. She said while authorities may have a right to issue orders to combat the spread of the virus, Americans have to be vigilant that the orders are actually related to the pandemic. … “Just because the government has authority to do a thing, it has to be for legitimate reasons, and it can’t be expansive beyond the cause or call for that particular issue,” Goodwin said.