SALEM, OR (KPTV) – Oregon Supreme Court issued an order on Saturday directing the Baker County judge to throw out the ruling that had initially declared Governor Kate Brown’s stay-at-home orders null and void.
According to the order, Baker City Judge Matthew B. Shirtcliff has two options in moving forward: He can either vacate the order issued on May 18 which would nullify the lawsuit or present a case for why it shouldn’t vacate the order.
The Baker County Circuit Court has until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 to decide.
Judge Shirtcliff’s order had tossed out Gov. Brown’s statewide COVID-19 restrictions saying that Brown had not sought the Legislature’s approval to extend the stay-at-home order beyond 28-day limit. A few hours later the order was halted by the Oregon Supreme Court.
The final briefing is due June 2.
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