Category Archives: Judicial Dept.

Appeals court throws out stalking order Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained against Portland cop watcher

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday threw out the stalking order that Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained two years ago against Oregon cop watcher Eli Richey, finding insufficient evidence of repeated unwanted contact or violent threats. Source: Appeals court throws out stalking order Chief Danielle Outlaw obtained against Portland cop watcher – oregonlive.com

Oregon Secretary Of State Bev Clarno Properly Rejected Ballot Measures, Judge Rules

Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno faced backlash this year, after she rejected three proposed ballot measures filed by an environmental group, finding they were unconstitutionally overbroad. The rejections — coupled with what critics believe was an atypical process behind them — spurred a lawsuit challenging the decisions and a split between Attorney General Ellen […]
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Environmental groups lose lawsuit against wolf delisting

Environmental groups fighting to put the gray wolf back on the Oregon Endangered Species list lost a legal battle when their case was thrown out by the state’s Court of Appeals. The appeals court tossed out the complaint on Wednesday, saying House Bill 4040 rendered the petition irrelevant. Source: Environmental groups lose lawsuit against wolf […]
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Oregon court rule gets attention of Trump administration

Oregon’s new court rule intended to curb immigration arrests in state courthouses has drawn the attention of two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet officials and set up a potential legal conflict. As part of the Trump administration’s immigration approach, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have targeted state courthouses to make arrests individuals suspected to […]
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Wolf Delisting, Citing Earlier Action By Lawmakers, Governor

The Oregon Court of Appeals dismissed a gray wolf delisting lawsuit Wednesday, citing a change in state law that blocked judicial review. Conservation groups Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity and Oregon Wild sued the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife after its removal of the gray wolf from the Oregon Endangered Species List at […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Rules Elliot Forest Land Sale Illegal

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the state’s 2014 sale of 788 acres of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company was illegal.In a decision issued Wednesday, the court sided with three environmental groups in concluding the land must remain in public ownership. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Rules Elliot Forest Land Sale Illegal […]
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Oregon Supreme Court: Selling Elliott State Forest tract would be illegal

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the state cannot sell a 788 acre piece of the Elliott State Forest. The case revolved around the state’s 2014 sale of a parcel called East Hakki Ridge. Cascadia Wildlands, along with other environmental groups had sued to block the Department of State Lands from selling the parcel […]
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Oregon Court of Appeals upholds wolf delisting

The Oregon Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three environmental groups challenging the state’s decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves. Source: Oregon Court of Appeals upholds wolf delisting | Livestock | capitalpress.com

Editorial: Court ruling will change traffic stops, perhaps not all for the better

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled police cannot do something like pull a driver over for failing to signal a turn and then ask about guns and drugs in the vehicle. The decision will change how traffic stops are done in Oregon. Will it be for the better? Source: Editorial: Court ruling will change traffic […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Bans Police Officers From Asking Random Questions During Traffic Stops

A recent ruling by the Oregon Supreme Court has banned a controversial policing practice: No longer can officers use a broken taillight or a failure to signal as a justification for scouting a driver’s car for illegal guns or drugs. The ruling instructs officers to stick to questions “reasonably related” to the reason the driver was […]
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