In Oregon, a judge overturns the authority of governor Kate Brown. Judge Matthew Shirtcliff, judge of Baker county in eastern Oregon, declared the governor’s coronavirus restrictions “null and void” because the governor didn’t have her emergency orders approved by the state legislature.
Judge Shirtcliff made the ruling Monday. That decision related to a lawsuit brought by churches that sued the governor, saying her social-distancing directives were unconstitutional. The governor says she will appeal the decision to the state supreme court.
Ironically, governor Kate Brown appointed judge Matthew Shirtcliff to his position as judge.