Oregon governor sued for statewide face mask mandate


To remedy this issue, The Freedom Foundation is calling for the Oregon Court of Appeals to act. In layman’s terms, the conservative group seeks an emergency stay of the mask mandate from the Oregon Court of Appeals. Then, The Freedom Foundation is calling for the courts to investigate the legality of Brown’s statewide mask mandate.

At this time, the Oregon governor has ordered that individuals five years of age and above don face coverings in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

How is Gov. Brown responding to the lawsuit?

The Oregon governor continues to stand by her statewide mandatory mask order. Charles Boyle, a spokesperson for Gov. Brown, responded to the lawsuit in a statement.

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This statement alleges that wearing face coverings protects businesses and saves lives. Boyle also claimed that masks prevent the spread of droplets from individuals’ mouths and noses.

The Oregon governor is far from the first or last person to face a lawsuit for a mandatory mask order. Leaders on both sides of the aisle who have implemented these mandates are on the receiving ends of legal action.