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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:21 AM

Republican Lawmakers Sue Gov. Kate Brown, Claiming She's Abusing Emergency Authority

Three Republican lawmakers and a Washington County man filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown on Oct. 16, alleging Brown's COVID-19 emergency orders exceed her constitutional authority.

The lawsuit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, argues the three lawmakers, state Sen. Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) and state Reps. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) and Mike Nearman (R-Independence), are "injured by the conduct alleged herein insofar as [Brown] has invaded his rights and privileges under the Oregon Constitution to exercise, in concert with other legislators, the legislative power of the State of Oregon."

There is some irony in the lawsuit, as each of the legislator-plaintiffs participated in a walkout earlier this year to block a climate bill rather than perform their sworn duties as lawmakers.

They now argue that in exercising emergency powers during the pandemic, Brown has taken away their constitutional authority as lawmakers.

Read more: https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/10/17/republican-lawmakers-sue-gov-kate-brown-claiming-shes-abusing-emergency-authority/
(Williamette Week)

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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 05:30 AM

1. Whiny little republicans

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