Category Archives: Judicial Dept.

Victim believes her constitutional rights were violated by Multnomah County judge

A domestic violence abuse victim appeared at a show-cause hearing Friday after she had a controversial exchange with a Multnomah County judge. Zachary Ball’s last sentencing hearing ended after Judge Kenneth Walker cut off the man’s ex-girlfriend, Dana Parks, three times while she delivered a victim-impact statement. Judge Walker ultimately walked out of the room […]
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Victim, who was silenced in court, denied request for new sentencing hearing (Commentary)

For the second time, Dana Parks left Judge Kenneth R. Walker’s courtroom in tears. For the second time, she was denied the right to speak uninterrupted at the sentencing of her abuser. Source: Victim, who was silenced in court, denied request for new sentencing hearing (Commentary) | OregonLive.com

Oregon court missed chance ruling on Marion Circuit Court judge

The Oregon Supreme Court squandered an opportunity last week and in the process sent a chilling message to Oregonians: judges are above the law. Our state’s high court said a 3-year, without-pay suspension of Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day was necessary to “preserve public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” Source: Oregon […]
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Upstart Candidates Are Looking to Alter the Oregon Courts Shaped by Gov. Kate Brown

“White men have been well-represented in every office since the founding of this country,” says one observer. “In these races, it’s time for them to step aside and let others lead.” There’s something unusual on the otherwise sleepy 2018 ballots: a slew of contested judicial elections. Source: Upstart Candidates Are Looking to Alter the Oregon […]
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State upholds Portland growth plan update

Opponents have 21 days from March 15 vote by the Land Conservation and Development Commission to appeal the decision to the Oregon Court of Appeals. The City Council’s update of the Comprehensive Plan that governs future growth has been approved by the State of Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State upholds Portland growth plan […]
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Judge’s problem was lying | Opinion |

Oregonians should not make the mistake of believing that Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day was suspended for three years because of a disagreement over gay rights. That’s what Day would like people to think. But the state Supreme Court suspended Day because of a pattern of lying, not because of his opinions. The […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years

The Oregon Supreme Court has suspended Marion County Judge Vance Day for three years without pay. The ruling goes against the Judicial Fitness Commission’s 2015 recommendation to remove Day from the bench completely. Source: Oregon Supreme Court Suspends Marion County Judge Vance Day Without Pay For 3 Years . News | OPB

Supreme Court gives Vance Day 3-year suspension for misconduct case

Oregon’s Supreme Court suspended Judge Vance Day for three years without pay, according to a ruling released Thursday morning. The decision comes nine months after the Marion County Circuit judge’s fitness for duty was argued before the court, which has jurisdiction over state judges. Source: Supreme Court gives Vance Day 3-year suspension for misconduct case

Oregon Supreme Court suspends Judge Vance Day — who wouldn’t marry gays — for 3 years

The Oregon Supreme Court Thursday took the unusual step of suspending a sitting state court judge — Vance Day — for three years. Day has been a lawyer in Oregon since 1991. He was appointed to the bench in 2011 by then-Gov. John Kitzhaber, and elected to a full six-year term in November 2012 — […]
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Oregon public safety money in Legislature’s end-of-session funding

Law and order agencies across the state were among dozens of organizations to receive a financial boost from the Oregon Legislature as the session came to a close March 3, receiving requested funds to support current staffing or to forestall declining services. The Judicial Department will be able to avoid staff furloughs and court closures, the Department of Public […]
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