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Afternoon Briefs: Oregon top court keeps stay-at-home orders intact; Michigan plans modified bar exam

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Oregon top court halts lifting of stay-at-home orders

The Oregon Supreme Court stayed a judge’s injunction Monday evening granted to 10 churches challenging the state’s ban on religious services. The lower court judge, Matthew Shirtcliff, had ruled earlier Monday that Gov. Kate Brown exceeded her authority by extending her COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, and they were all null and void. The Oregonian, the Supreme Court order, Shirtcliff’s decision, press release by the Pacific Justice Institute)

Another state plans for one-day, remote bar exam

Michigan announced Monday that its July bar exam will be one day instead of two, online and limited to essay questions. The state board of law examiners will release more specifics about the July 28 test no later than July 1, according to the order. Exam takers with Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations that preclude remote testing can take the bar at a to-be determined location. (Michigan Supreme Court order)

Lawyer sues Louisville, Kentucky, police for alleged assault, unlawful arrest

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, lawyer Douglas Miller has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Louisville Metro police assaulted him during a traffic stop after he questioned what would happen if he refused a Breathalyzer test. Body cam video shows an officer beginning to arrest Miller as he cries out, “I’ll do your test.” The officer took Miller down to the ground. The officer told Miller to stop moving as Miller said, “You don’t have to sit on me. … You’re hurting me.” Nineteen officers eventually responded to the incident. (WDRB)

Tiffany Trump graduates from law school

Tiffany Trump is receiving congratulations from family and friends on Instagram after virtually graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center on Monday. She is the daughter of President Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples. (People, Above the Law)

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