Oregon voters adopt stricter rules for gun ownership

JURIST

Voters in Oregon Tuesday adopted a ballot measure to place stricter requirements on gun ownership. On the other hand, Lift Every Voice Oregon, a proponent of the law, said the law will reduce gun violence and make “schools and communities safer.”

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Oregon criminal defendants allege violation of right to counsel

JURIST

Four criminal defendants in Oregon Monday filed a lawsuit against the state for violating their rights to counsel and a speedy trial under the Sixth Amendment. This suit comes after a long battle for reform in the Oregon public defender system.

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Trailing Justice To Oregon: NYU Takes A State To Court

Above The Law

The post Trailing Justice To Oregon: NYU Takes A State To Court appeared first on Above the Law. Wainwright New York University NYU Oregon Public defendersHey look, if you're gonna get accused of crimes you may or may have not committed, just be rich! /s.

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Federal court dismisses Oregon lawsuit challenging Native American water rights

JURIST

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit on Friday brought by Oregon ranchers which would have prevented the Klamath Tribes from exercising their water rights when they interfere with Oregon ranchers’ irrigation.

Oregon Attorney Demands Inmates Receive Coronavirus Vaccinations

LegalReader

A group of Oregon inmates who filed a class action against the state Department of Corrections in April are now demanding that they and their fellow detainees be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

Supporting Those Affected by Oregon Wildfires

Dwyer,Williams&Cherkoss

Supporting Those Affected by Oregon Wildfires On behalf of our entire firm Our hearts are with all our fellow Oregonians impacted by these unprecedented and devastating wildfires.

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Federal Judge Certifies Prisoners’ COVID-19 Class Action Against Oregon

LegalReader

Lawsuits & Litigation class action covid-19 in prisons Oregon oregon department of corrections oregon prion lawsuit prison lawsuit stacie beckerman

Oregon starts issuing driver licenses to undocumented immigrants

JURIST

Oregon starts issuing standard driver licenses to undocumented immigrants Friday owing to a law passed by the state’s legislature in the summer of 2019. Oregon used to issue eight-year driver licenses in that manner but the last such license expired in 2016.

Judge Dismisses Majority of Wrongful Death Claims Against Oregon State Police, Others

LegalReader

Lawsuits & Litigation Oregon State Police Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge wrongful death Wrongful Death LawsuitA federal judge recently decided to dismiss most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by the family of Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum.

Oregon Cannabis Recalled Due to Pesticide Contamination

LegalReader

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is recalling certain cannabis products that may be contaminated with Abamectin. Business Recalls & Safety Alerts Abamectin alert cannabis OLCC oregon liquor control commission pesticide contamination Recall Notice Safety

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Oregon Court Of Appeals Rules For Tycoon Oregon Dad, Against His Egg Donor Ex-Girlfriend

Above The Law

Family Law Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Ellen Trachman OregonThis case has been going on for a while -- the child in question was born in December 2015.

Federal Judge Says Oregon Must Offer Inmates COVID-19 Vaccines

LegalReader

Oregon says it will begin administering vaccines to inmates within the coming weeks. Verdicts & Settlements coronavirus covid in prison inmate juan chavez Oregon oregon department of corrections prison

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Oregon Settles EPA Case with Schnitzer Steel

LegalReader

Verdicts & Settlements case enivornment Environmental Protection Agency EPA federal agency initiative legal case Oregon Portland program Schnitzer Schnitzer Steel Schnitzer Steel Industries steel companyPortland proposes settlement terms in Schnitzer case.

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Oregon City School District Hit with Lawsuit Over February Assembly Video

LegalReader

A lawsuit was recently filed against Oregon City School District over a video that was shown during a school assembly last month. Lawsuits & Litigation lawsuit Oregon City Oregon City School District school assembly

What is Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Oregon?

LegalReader

Oregon offers employees greater protection compared to federal law, and specific sexual orientations are considered protected classes. Civil Rights Featured Article bisexual gay lesbian LGBTQAI Oregon civil rights trans transgender two spirited

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Judge Dismisses Hemp Company’s Lawsuit Against Oregon County

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Verdicts & Settlements hemp josephine county law enforcement marijuana Oregon organized hemp co. Josephine County officials burnt $2.5 million worth of hemp, which they had mistakenly seized as marijuana.

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Oregon Holds Only Ballot in the Nation Addressing Gun Violence

The Crime Report

Oregon voters Tuesday will consider passage of State Measure 114, a gun-control initiative requiring people to obtain permits and complete safety training to acquire a firearm, the only ballot measure nationwide addressing gun violence and which critics say is the nation’s “most extreme,” reports Melissa Chan for NBC News.

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Taking a Look at Drunk Driving Accidents in Bend, Oregon

Dwyer,Williams&Cherkoss

Taking a Look at Drunk Driving Accidents in Bend, Oregon Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of automobile accidents across the country.

Fed Up Residents, Businesses Sue Oregon Governor Kate Brown Over New COVID Restrictions

LegalReader

Kate Brown, the governor of Oregon, was recently hit with a lawsuit over her latest round of COVID-19 restrictions. Lawsuits & Litigation Covid-19 COVID-19 restrictions kate brown lawsuit Oregon

Oregon Advocate Wants To Make Sure Kids On Bikes Aren’t The Next News Headline

Above The Law

The post Oregon Advocate Wants To Make Sure Kids On Bikes Aren’t The Next News Headline appeared first on Above the Law. Government Bicycle Law OregonThe modifications would likely make popping wheelies a little more dangerous than what I remember from growing up.

Civil Rights Attorneys Sue Oregon, Again, Over Public Defense Failures

The Crime Report

As of Oct.19, roughly 831 people in Oregon were facing criminal charges without attorneys, 45 of whom are still in custody. The current lawsuit states that despite the four asking for public defenders to handle their cases, Oregon did not appoint attorneys for any of them.

Oregon Jury Awards $4.4m to Black Man Profiled By Wal-Mart Security

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Verdicts & Settlements mangum Oregon Racial Discrimination racial profiling settlement verdict wal-mart Walmart wood villageA local law enforcement official testified that the Wal-Mart employee who reported the shopper had a long history making false claims to police.

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Tim Williams Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

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Tim Williams Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Tim Williams, managing partner and lead litigator at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C. was elected president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, effective August 14, 2020.

Licensed paralegals program in Oregon gets final approval

ABA Journal

The Oregon Supreme Court has given final approval to a program that allows licensed paralegals to provide limited legal services in family law and landlord-tenant…

Oregon Drug Decriminalization Yields Mixed Results

The Crime Report

The Oregon Health Authority cites as possible reasons the greater presence of fentanyl, which has increased overdose deaths across the country, as well as a downturn in reporting during the pandemic in 2020.

Can You Be Fired for No Reason in Oregon?

LegalReader

If you file any sort of complaint against your employer for discrimination, wages, unsafe work conditions, etc., they do not have the right to fire you in retaliation.

In honest-to-goodness Bashman news from Oregon

HowAppealing

In honest-to-goodness Bashman news from Oregon: While I was away on vacation last week in the Portland, Maine area, I somehow missed the publication of a newspaper article that mentioned me by name. Zane Sparling of The Oregonian had an article headlined “ Online reviewers in Oregon on notice: Supreme Court declines to offer ordinary people higher media protection from libel suits.”

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Top Oregon administrative judge faces pornography allegations

ABA Journal

Oregon’s chief administrative law judge is on unpaid leave as he faces child pornography allegations. Chief Administrative Law Judge John Michael Mann, 56, was arrested…

Southern Oregon Overwhelmed by Illegal Pot Farms

The Crime Report

South-western Oregon, which encompasses Josephine, Jackson and Douglas counties, has experienced a rapid proliferation of unlicensed pot farms, unprecedented in terms of size and allegedly controlled by crime syndicates from eastern Europe, China and Mexico, reports The Guardian.

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“Christian baker in Oregon returns to Supreme Court over refusal to bake same-sex wedding cake”

HowAppealing

“Christian baker in Oregon returns to Supreme Court over refusal to bake same-sex wedding cake”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. And Jon Brown of Fox News reports that “ Christian bakers petition Supreme Court again to overturn penalty for refusing to bake same-sex wedding cake; The case against ‘Sweet Cakes by Melissa’ in Oregon has been heard by the Supreme Court once before.”

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Snapchat Enacts Policy Changes After Oregon Boy’s Cyberbullying Suicide

LegalReader

Snapchat has begun to make policy changes following a class action lawsuit that was filed after an Oregon boy’s suicide. According to FOX12, the 73-page lawsuit was filed earlier this week against Snapchat, YOLO, and LMK, on behalf of Kristin Bride, and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Do I Need a Lawyer After an Accident in Oregon?

LegalReader

Also, bear in mind that the state of Oregon uses the modified comparative fault rule, which means that you can recover damages from a car accident even if you were partly to blame. .

Will Other States Adopt Oregon Drug Decriminalization?

The Crime Report

Supporters of the Oregon law, approved in 2020 through a ballot initiative known as Measure 110, say it’ll take time to implement such a large shift in policy, and are urging their critics to be patient.

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“Time to change how we pick Oregon’s Supreme Court justices”

HowAppealing

“Time to change how we pick Oregon’s Supreme Court justices”: Kevin Frazier has this essay online at The Oregonian

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Oregon Advocates Push for Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted

The Crime Report