Oregon Supreme Court

Oregon Pension Cuts
4:54 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Oregon High Court To Hear Arguments On Pension Cuts

The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case that pits public employee unions against state government.
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The fate of cuts to Oregon's public pension system is on the line this week. The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case that pits public employee unions against state government.

At issue: A pair of bills passed by Oregon lawmakers last year and signed by Governor John Kitzhaber. The measures are aimed at reducing the cost of providing pensions for public workers such as teachers, firefighters and state and local government employees. The main way the bills do this is to cut the annual cost of living increase for retirees.

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Protest Limitations
5:19 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Court Case Questions Protest Restrictions At Oregon State Capitol

Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 5:12 pm

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.

Justices heard arguments Thursday.

Michele Darr spent night after winter night on the front steps of the Oregon capitol in December of 2008. "It was difficult," she says. "It was cold. It was uncomfortable."

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License Plate Checks
4:46 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Oregon Supreme Court Allows Continued Use Of Random License Plate Checks

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Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 4:39 pm

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.

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. If not, you'll probably get pulled over.

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Oregon Campaign Contributions
4:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Unlimited Campaign Contributions

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.

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