Earlier today on my radio program I spoke with stylist Lindsey Graham, owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, Oregon, about her battle with the state over her reopening. Since Graham reopened her salon the state has fine her $14k and sent Child Protective Services to harass her family. Graham recounts how the CPS officer demanded to speak to their six year-old child in his bedroom, behind closed doors, without either parent present and the CPS officer made Graham show him the contents of her fridge and “even lift up toilet seats” for him to inspect. The state is also conducting an OSHA investigation of her salon, in a great stretch of basis, even though spaces in her salon are simply leased by other stylists who determine their own hours, rates, and more. Here is the full segment:
Right as my program ended today a Baker County judge threw out Gov. Kate Brown’s restrictions because they lacked legislative approval:
Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff made the ruling Monday in a lawsuit brought by churches who had sued saying the social-distancing directives were unconstitutional.
The suit had also argued that emergency powers only last for a month and after that Brown would have needed legislative approval. The judge agreed.
Brown said she would immediately appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court to try to keep the emergency orders in effect.