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Violating Constitutional Rights Can Be Child’s Play

August 9, 2022

It was Thanksgiving of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, when a Tucson mom named Sarra headed to her grocery store to pick up a turkey. She’d brought her 7-year-old son and his 5-year-old friend along for the ride.

But the store was asking people to stay outside to slow the spread of COVID-19, unless they were shopping. So Sarra dropped the boys off at a park a few blocks away to play while she shopped. She knew it was safe; she’s lived in Tucson for decades and she saw some of her friends in the park who could help her son and his friend if anything happened.

Then came the phone call that changed her life.

Read the rest of the op-ed at The Arizona Republic. 

Timothy Sandefur is Vice President for Legal Affairs at the Goldwater Institute. Adi Dynar is an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation. 



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