As Pandemic Wears On, Legislators Challenge Governors’ Authority

Governing: With coronavirus cases spiking, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently set a limit on indoor gatherings of no more than six people, including Thanksgiving. She went so far as to suggest that neighbors should call the police if they witness violations.

“This is no different than what happens if there's a party down the street and it's keeping everyone awake,” Brown said last week. “What do neighbors do? They call law enforcement because it's too noisy. This is just like that. It's like a violation of a noise ordinance.”

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