Judge denies Oregon businesses seeking block on COVID restrictions


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has determined that a group of businesses and political action committees that sought to block Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 restrictions haven’t shown enough evidence to prompt such a move.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the group filed a temporary restraining order against Brown on May 5, protesting the “unfair restrictions” they said the governor put on businesses and public school children. Such a filing indicates members of the group believe they are at risk of facing immediate damage from the restrictions.

Judge Karin Immergut declined to issue the restraining order, saying this week that the group had “failed to show sufficient facts and adequate legal support” to warrant a block on Brown’s restrictions.

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