Oregon Sup. Ct.: “The Circuit Court Erred in Concluding That the Governor’s [Coronavirus] Executive Orders Violated a Statutory Time Limit”

An interesting and important decision, though one based on state law and thus not much applicable outside Oregon. The case was brought by a church to challenge the orders’ restrictions on religious services, but the court didn’t reach that question:

[P]laintiffs did not assert a stand-alone free-exercise claim that the Governor’s orders were invalid because they violate constitutionally protected religious freedoms. Moreover, plaintiffs did not base their preliminary injunction request on such a theory, as evidenced by the breadth of their request. And such a theory would not justify the preliminary injunction that the circuit court issued, which applies to

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