April 2012 Archives

Appeals Court compels legislators to testify in protest case

Normally immune from any extenuating legal battles that may be elicited while on the Capitol floor, the Oregon Appeals Court has determined that lawmakers can be subpoenaed to testify in court on matters related to their actual governing. The appeals court ruling stems from an appeal from protesters who were arrested after conducting an overnight vigil on the Capitol steps.

Protestors win appeal in federal court in Oregon

A group of protesters looking to make their message known in Oregon in 2004 were recently successful with their efforts in a federal appeals court. With the win, the protestors can move forward with their civil litigation against members of the Secret Service.

Oregon judge shoots down civil litigation by students

While some young students spend their time writing papers about changes they would like to see in society, two Oregon students went as far as to take their mission to a circuit court in an effort to hold the state to its environmental liability.

Oregon Court Upholds Land Use Permit Covering Offsite Environmental Impacts

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