Judge Nap: Trump Does Not Have ‘Authority’ to ‘Override’ Governors Who Are Keeping House of Worship Closed
NAPOLITANO: "In a word, no. The President does not have — as ill-advised as these gubernatorial orders are, as essential as is the right to worship, as fundamental as it is, as absolutely protected by the First Amendment as it is, the President does not have any authority to override the governors. I'll tell you what the President can do. The President can dispatch the Department of Justice to file lawsuits in federal courts and judges can override the governors. But the President on his own, no matter how well intended he may be and I believe he’s well intended here, is without authority to do that."