First Wisconsin, Now Oregon Judge Renders Lockdown Orders ‘Null And Void’ As Flurry Of Lawsuits Against Tyrannical Dem Governors Grow
First Wisconsin, Now Oregon Judge Renders Lockdown Orders ‘Null And Void’ As Flurry Of Lawsuits Against Tyrannical Dem Governors Grow By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
First it was the Wisconsin Supreme Court that found by a 4-3 vote that the Wisconsin Governor and administration had exceeded their authority when they extended the stay-at-home orders for their residents during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and now another Judge has rendered the Oregon Judge has “declared that all executive orders Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued related to the coronavirus pandemic are ‘null and void’.”
Those are just the tip of the lawsuit iceberg.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court 4-to-3 ruling striking down the “unlawful and invalid” stay-at-home order made it very clear that there is a definite limit to what elected state leaders can and cannot order their citizens to do and in the case of these unconstitutional lockdown orders, what they cannot do.
When we first reported the Wisconsin ruling we indicated that it was our opinion that other state judges should be mimicking the WI Supreme Court which referred to these draconian measures as the very definition of “tyranny.”
Apparently that ruling has caused a ripple effect across the country.
In Oregon, a Judge has rendered multiple executive orders by the Governor Kate Brown to be “null and void,” after multiple churches sued the Governor.
Baker County Circuit Court Judge Matt Shirtcliff on Monday declared that all executive orders Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has issued related to the coronavirus pandemic are “null and void.”
Brown has exceeded her authority by restricting activities, including church services and business operations, for longer than the 28 days the governor is authorized under a state law related to public health emergencies, Shirtcliff said.
The judge granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the more than 10 executive orders the governor has issued since March 8.
In the seven page ruling, the Judge maintained that “The public interest is furthered by allowing people to fully exercise their right to worship and conduct their business.”
Brown’s representatives have appealed to Oregon’s Supreme court, which could go either way since a few of the current justices were appointed by Brown. The WI Supreme Court stayed the lower judges ruling until the court can hear both sides of the argument.
The seven page ruling can be read at the Baker City Herald.
At around the 9 minute mark of the audio below we hear the Judge clearly outline that the relevant statue of the Oregon constitution “does not grant the Governor power directly over the movement of citizens and gatherings.”
In Illinois, a Republican state lawmaker sued Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker, seeking a temporary restraining order against the state’s stay-at-home order, which was granted to him individually, but leads the way for others to bring a suit requesting the same relief or an entity representing a group of residents.
The lawmaker, state Rep. Darren Bailey, filed a motion late last week that sought to prevent the governor “from taking any action … which orders Darren Bailey to stay at home, or at his place of residence, as well as limiting his ability to travel within the state…” The motion alleged that Pritzker’s stay-at-home order is “in excess of the authority granted him” under Illinois law.
The state lawmaker, Darren Bailey, offered his reasoning for taking his challenge to court in a statement last week.