Oregon Supreme Court http://nwpr.org en Court Case Questions Protest Restrictions At Oregon State Capitol http://nwpr.org/post/court-case-questions-protest-restrictions-oregon-state-capitol <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061313CL_speech_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon's highest court is taking up the question of whether the state can restrict protests in front of the capitol. The case stems from a 2008 anti-war rally that resulted in arrests after protesters refused to leave the grounds overnight.<p>Justices heard arguments Thursday.<p>Michele Darr spent night after winter night on the front steps of the Oregon capitol in December of 2008.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It was difficult," she says. "It was cold. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:19:12 +0000 Chris Lehman 29309 at http://nwpr.org Court Case Questions Protest Restrictions At Oregon State Capitol Oregon Supreme Court Allows Continued Use Of Random License Plate Checks http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-supreme-court-allows-continued-use-random-license-plate-checks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/011013CL_plates_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Police officers in Oregon can continue to use random license plate checks as a law enforcement tool. That's the upshot of a decision issued Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court.<p>Have you ever been stopped at a red light and noticed a police car in your rearview mirror? There's a good chance that officer is running your license plate number through his or her computer. In seconds a state database can show if everything's kosher about your car. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:46:22 +0000 Chris Lehman 21013 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Supreme Court Allows Continued Use Of Random License Plate Checks Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Unlimited Campaign Contributions http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-supreme-court-affirms-unlimited-campaign-contributions <p>Oregon political campaigns will continue to have access to unlimited campaign contributions. That's the upshot of a ruling Thursday from the Oregon Supreme Court. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 23:31:03 +0000 Chris Lehman 16268 at http://nwpr.org