“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. He could dispatch the DOJ 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, has no authority to do that. The governors will back down when they think they have lost public support.
“If the president can, with this kind of a threat, undermine the public support of the governors, then they will recognize that the free exercise of religion is absolutely essential and they are wrong to use force — police officers — to prevent people from going to church.” – Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano.
— The Daily Briefing (@dailybriefing) May 22, 2020