Oregon went to a federal appeals court Wednesday, July 15, to block a judge's order requiring a lower threshold to qualify an initiative measure to set up an independent redistricting commission.

Judge Michael McShane's order, which he released Monday, July 13, in U.S. District Court in Eugene, sided with measure advocates. They argued that the coronavirus pandemic deprived them of the chance to gather the 149,360 signatures required to qualify the constitutional amendment for the Nov. 3 ballot.