State judge places hold on Oregon’s gun law, state to appealDecember 7, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A ruling by a state court judge placed Oregon’s tough new voter-approved gun law on hold late Tuesday, just hours after a federal court judge allowed the ban on the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines to take effect this week.
Oregon high court declines appeal in $1 billion timber suitSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from 13 counties in a long-running $1 billion lawsuit over timber revenue and what constitutes “the greatest permanent value” when it comes to forest management.
Head of Oregon’s troubled public defense system is firedAugust 18, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Oregon’s public defenders’ office was fired Thursday in a clash over how to solve a dire shortage of attorneys to represent people too poor to afford a lawyer.
Critics for years have said Oregon’s unique public defense system is in crisis, with far too few attorneys to represent defendants.
After firing public defense commissioners, new members namedAugust 17, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group.
Oregon Supreme Court head calls for public defender fixJuly 8, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The patience of Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters seems to be growing thin as the state continues to violate the constitutional rights of criminal defendants charged with crimes who cannot afford an attorney.
Private companies in Oregon jails must serve inmates equallyJune 9, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that private companies providing services to people in Oregon jail custody must abide by federal laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations.
Oregon faces major public defender crisis, case dismissalsApril 7, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters has sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders asking for a summit to address a crippling shortage of public defenders that's led to the dismissal of dozens of criminal cases and a huge court backlog.
Ex-NY Times columnist ineligible to run for Oregon governorFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof doesn't meet the state’s three-year residency requirement to run for governor, leaving the former candidate with a sizable war chest and no plans for the future.
Oregon chief justice asks lawyers to act as public defendersJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters in an unusual public request is asking members of the State Bar to take on clients in need of public defense.
DeHoog appointed to Oregon Supreme CourtJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County Circuit judge serving on the state Court of Appeals has been named to Oregon Supreme Court.
Roger J. DeHoog’s appointment, effective immediately, was announced this week by Gov.
Oregon Supreme Court opens door for alternatives to bar examJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has tentatively OK’d a proposal that would give would-be lawyers the option to skip the bar exam and instead become licensed to practice law through experience or supervision.
Oregon Supreme Court to decide Kristof eligibilityJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to determine whether former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof is eligible to run for governor, less than a week after election officials declared him ineligible because he failed to meet the three-year residency requirement.
Kristof asks OR high court to overturn residency decisionJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof filed a petition with the Oregon Supreme Court on Friday, asking justices to quickly overturn Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s determination he does not meet the state Constitution’s three-year residency requirement to run for governor.
GOP drops challenge to new Oregon congressional districtsNovember 30, 2021 GMT
SALEM (AP) — A group of former Republican elected officials have dropped their challenge to new Oregon congressional districts.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the move comes after a judicial panel last week unanimously dismissed a challenge to the new maps pushed through by state Democrats.
Oregon Supreme Court dismisses challenge to legislative mapsNovember 22, 2021 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two challenges filed by Republicans to new state legislative districts approved by the Legislature in September.
The lawmakers passed new legislative and congressional boundaries that included a new, sixth U.S.
Judge rejects troopers’ effort to stop vaccination mandateOctober 8, 2021 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by 33 Oregon State Police troopers to temporarily halt a mandate that requires them to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18.
Oregon court ruling could eliminate death penalty for manyOctober 7, 2021 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court struck down the death sentence of an inmate in a ruling Thursday that found lawmakers had fundamentally altered “prevailing societal standards” for executions with a 2019 law change.
Oregon high court suspends judge who refused to marry gaysMarch 15, 2018 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday handed down the longest suspension in its history to a judge who refused to marry gay couples in the state, but stopped short of removing him from office...
Ore. high court foreclosure ruling favors lendersJune 7, 2013 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Supreme Court ruling Thursday appears to pave the way for mortgage lenders to resume foreclosures outside the court system.
In two closely watched cases, the high court ruled that creditors using an electronic mortgage registry don't have to publicly record the ownership history of a trust deed in order to take advantage of the nonjudicial foreclosure process the Legislature created in 1959.