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Oregon Supreme Court puts judge's ruling against stay-at-home orders on hold

The ruling came hours after the governor's legal team filed an emergency appeal with the state supreme court.

Posted: May 18, 2020 8:53 PM
Updated: May 18, 2020 11:10 PM

SALEM, Ore.-- The Oregon Supreme Court pressed the brakes on a Baker County Circuit Court judge's ruling that effectively voided all of Gov. Kate Brown's executive orders during the pandemic. 

The ruling came hours after the governor's legal team filed an emergency appeal with the state supreme court. The court granted a stay on the injunction as the justices hear arguments from both sides.

Brown released this statement a short time after the ruling:

"Following swift action by the Oregon Supreme Court, my emergency orders to protect the health and safety of Oregonians will remain in effect statewide while the court hears arguments in this lawsuit."

The governor's office told KEZI 9 News there is no clear timeline when the court will hear arguments but because of the nature of the case, it is the court's highest priority. 

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