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On this day, November 26, 2010, US federal agents in a sting operation arrested Mohamed Osman Mohamud (19), a Somali-born teenager, just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.




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What is the Legal Authority for Gov. Brown's Order?
Critics say she may be on thin ice.

Upset with the lingering "don't go out unless ncecessary" order, people are beginning to question the legal authority that Governor Brown is relying on to justify her order. It's clear that she has some authority.

Governor Kate Brown has used a statutory process, ORS 401.165, to declare a state of emergency. When the Governor declares a state of emergency under ORS 401.165, the Governor has the following powers, among others: What's not clear is how she can justify intervening in the private economy when it doesn't concern the "management of resources". Since the courts are closed now, it's perhaps not possible for litigation, but as things return to normal, there may be opportunities for some to take action against the State of Oregon and Governor Brown.

--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2020-04-26 18:51:53Last Update: 2020-04-26 18:52:10



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