ILLINOIS (ECWd) –
After Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order(s) on COVID-19 restrictions went past 28 days, the Governor must receive 3/5th majority of the Legislature to continue with those restrictions. For those reasons, an Oregon Judge declared their Governor’s orders null and void. Governor Brown has stated she will appeal the decision to the Oregon Supreme Court.
This case involved a Temporary Restraining Order granted against Governor Brown; Elkhorn Baptist Church was one of the Plaintiffs.
Parallels between the Oregon and Illinois cases are as follows:
- Both governors only have their powers for 28 or 30 days as written in their statutes and constitutions
- Both governors issued Executive Orders declaring an emergency
- Both State’s health departments can detain/quarantine individuals who have been exposed to a disease or have the disease
- Oregon’s governor can declare a 14 day emergency and extend it an additional 14 days, while Illinois’ governor is limited to a 30 day period
- Both governors are restricted by their state statutes and state constitutions
Read the Judge’s Order below: