The governor’s emergency decrees were contested by the churches.
The district judge invalidated Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s restrictions on the Coronavirus because her emergency decrees had not been approved by the state legislature within 28 days.
Baker County Judge Matthew Shertcliffe ruled on a lawsuit filed by the churches alleging that the social distance directives were unconstitutional.
The plaintiffs also claimed that the emergency powers lasted only a month, after which Brown was to receive legislative approval. The judge agreed with them.
Brown stated that she would immediately appeal the decision to the State Supreme Court.