Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James is appealing a 2022 court ruling throwing out a state regulation over its glaring illegality. If successful, James’ appeal will restore the power to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration to arbitrarily detain American citizens for indefinite periods and force them into quarantine camps.
What is the background?
The regulation, Section 2.13 “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures,” was adopted and enshrined in the New York Code, Rules and Regulation in February 2022. It went into effect April 22, 2022.
This regulation enabled the state commissioner of health to “issue and/or … direct the local health authority to issue isolation and/or quarantine orders … to all such persons as the State Commissioner of Health shall determine appropriate.”
“For the purposes of isolation orders, isolation locations may include home isolation or such other residential or temporary housing location that the public health authority issuing the order determines appropriate,” read the regulation.
Those detained at home or in a New York concentration camp without trial or proof of infection were to be monitored “to ensure compliance with the order.”