Judge upholds Ore. workplace meetings law

The Liberty loses lawsuit filed against OSU

OR: Governor signs repeal on teachers’ religious dress

Oregon: Judge rules in favor of university in Liberty lawsuit

OR: Legislator wants prisons free of sexual material

Law Review: A Fresh Look at the Need for Judicial Protections in the Death With Dignity Act

    What’s the Cost of Living in Oregon These Days? A Fresh Look at the Need for Judicial Protections in the Death With Dignity Act
    Andrew R. Page, 22 Regent U. L. Rev. 233 (2010)

    “With the rise of the largest senior citizen population in our nation’s history on the horizon, as well as the increased cost of health care for both state and private industries, a judicial review process to oversee the Death with Dignity Act is essential to protect senior citizens against its potential abuses. In order to show the purpose and process of adjudicating Death with Dignity Act procedures, this Note unfolds in four parts. Part I explains the circumstances, both present and future, creating the potential for improper use of the Death with Dignity Act. Part II explains why the Death with Dignity Act, as presently written, does not provide adequate safeguards to protect citizens in light of those circumstances. Part III proposes an adjudicative procedure that a state may enact in order to provide sufficient protection for its citizens. Finally, Part IV provides the method for adjudicating Death with Dignity Act cases by using the example of the judicial bypass procedure for minors seeking an abortion. With a process of judicial review as a check on the procedures of the Death with Dignity Act, a state can confidently ensure the protection of patients, as well as the integrity of health care providers.”

  • Posted: 03/17/2010
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Oregon: Couple sentenced to 16 months of prison for their son’s faith-healing death

Oregon Legislature About to Repeal Statute Barring Wearing of Religious Dress by Public School Teachers

Oregon: Ashland clinic will offer medication-induced abortions

ACLU’s position on religious garb for teachers is counter to its underlying principles

Oregon: Bishop Vasa Severs Church’s Ties with Hospital over Sterilizations

Abortion Cartel Continues to Implode as Number of Abortion Clinics Drops

Planned Parenthood Opens Big New Abortion Center Sunday in Portland, Oregon

Coalition seeks repeal of Klan-era ban on religious garb in Oregon schools

Oregon public school teachers forbidden to wear religious clothing

Oregon Jury Convicts Parents In Faith Healing Death

Oregon Voters Pass Tax Boost on Wealthy, Corporations

Law Review: Death With Dignity’s Emerging Conceit

    Death With Dignity’s Emerging Conceit: Could Vacco v. Quill Be Losing Its Appeal?
    Arthur G. Svenson, 31 U. La Verne L. Rev. 45 (2009)

    “The holding of one Montana judge, who discovered a fundamental right to PAD within enumerated state rights to privacy and dignity, is unlikely to have a parroting effect upon non-Montanan state judges reviewing the constitutional implications of death with dignity issues. After all, Montana’s is only one of five state constitutions that contain substantive enumerations of privacy rights, and for three of those that do, California, Florida, and Alaska, judges have already considered and denied pleadings that state privacy rights shield actions of patients and willing physicians from criminal prosecution for actions amounting to assisted suicide. For the Justices of the Supreme Court, the absence of a ‘careful description of [an] asserted fundamental liberty interest’ in the Bill of Rights that even remotely resembled PAD proved pivotal in convincing them to decline Glucksberg’s invitation to create such a right on their own. Given that reasoning, then, one could quite plausibly imagine that most judges in most states confronting similar state challenges on cognate state constitutional grounds would unhesitatingly follow the High Court’s lead and choose to defer to the prevailing forces at play in the political arena.”

  • Posted: 01/20/2010
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Oregon: Ban on teachers’ religious dress could be repealed

    KATU: “Teachers wearing turbans, head scarves or any kind of religious dress are currently banned from teaching in Oregon public schools . . . Sava Ahmed, who is Muslim, was one of several people to testify before state lawmakers urging them to repeal the law. Ahmed compared the ban against religious dress to employers requesting teachers to change the color of their skin.”

  • Posted: 01/18/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.katu.com

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Oregon: ACLU won’t challenge new Ashland nudity ban now

Oregon: Ashland adopts citywide nudity ban, despite ACLU threat

Coquille same-sex “marriage” law takes effect

    The Oregonian: “A Coquille Indian Tribe law allowing same-sex marriage took effect this week, and two women plan to marry Sunday on the tribe’s Coos Bay reservation. Tribal member Kitzen Branting, 26, and her partner, Jeni Branting, 28, who now live in Edmonds, Wash., will become the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Oregon, though their marriage will be recognized only by the tribe.”

  • Posted: 12/31/2009
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.oregonlive.com

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Oregon: Cascade Locks bridge nativity scene sparks protest

“Adult book store” suit against Portland, Randy Leonard moved to federal court

Oregon: Jackson county DA says no felony in “sexting” case

Christmas Trees and Santa Thrown out of Oregon School

Free speech impinged at OSU

OR: Tualatin nude dance club set to open Nov. 18

Oregon: “Gay marriage advocates look to the 2012 ballot”

    Oregonian: “The front page of The Oregonian on Monday brought the news that Basic Rights Oregon plans an initiative drive to repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, which voters approved just five years ago. However, there’s a big caveat: the group won’t try to put anything on the ballot until at least 2012.”

  • Posted: 11/02/2009
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Oregon: School tosses student paper out with the garbage

Independent student paper files lawsuit against Oregon State University

Paper’s lawsuit claims Oregon State University bias

Conservative student newspaper sues OSU over distribution restrictions

Student group sues Oregon State University in federal court over unfairness

Trashing free speech: Oregon State Univ. piles student paper’s distribution bins next to dumpster

3 states still ban religious clothing for teachers

Oregon: Planned Parenthood site drawing protests

Oregon: Silverton’s “transgender” mayor officially reprimanded for cross dressing in front of kids

Oregon: Faith healing pair acquitted of manslaughter

OR: Protest against bill banning religious dress in schools

Sikhs protest school exemption in Oregon religious freedom bill

Oregon Court of Appeals “lesbian parentage” ruling

“Oregon pregnancy center hit by pro-abortion vandals”

Surfing for porn shouldn’t be a public library service

Oregon: Suspect quickly caught in Bend adult store holdup

The Coquille Indian Tribe, Same-Sex Marriage, and Spousal Benefits: A Practical Guide

Oregon Court Rejects Selective Prosecution Claim In Faith Healing Death of Young Girl

Oregon: “Anti-bullying, sex-ed bills become law”

When the Right to Die Becomes a Duty

Oregon inmate sues over involuntary exposure to religion

Religious freedom in workplace gets shield

Wisconsin: “Attorney: City, religion entangled”

Oregon: Tribes same-sex “marriage” law takes effect

“Oregon Senate passes sex-education bill”

Oregon: Keizer mayor declines to cancel prayer breakfast

Oregon sex indoctrination bill gets Senate committee approval

“The damage done by the sex industry”

Oregon: City accused of promoting Christianity

Oregon: Tualatin seeks constitutional amendment on strip clubs

Oregon: Outcry fails to halt strip club

    The Oregonian:

    “After months of political maneuvering, threatened lawsuits and public outcry, the fate of a controversial Tualatin strip club rested in the resolve of a 79-year-old former lawmaker . . . Oregon’s constitution protects nude dancing as free expression, squelching strong resistance from city leaders and residents, but officials challenged the liquor license because of problems at the Stars location in Bend . . . ”

  • Posted: 04/17/2009
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.oregonlive.com

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Tithing to the Vortex: The Secrecy of Financial Records in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Oregon federal court: RFRA requires exemption for religious use of hoasca

Suicide advocacy group undermines proper hospice care

9th Circuit rules on Vatican’s liability in Oregon sex abuse case

Oregon: Planned Parenthood complains about teacher

Rationing Healthcare: Oregon changes its priorities

    Abortions rank 41st, indicating that the state considers using public money for abortions more important than treating an ectopic pregnancy . . .

  • Posted: 02/19/2009
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Oregon: Should cities create strip club zones

Oath Requirement In Oregon Tax Form Violates Free Exercise Rights

20% of Oregon’s same-sex couples opt for union, 70% are lesbians

An Empirical Analysis of the Results of the Legalization of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the Netherlands and Oregon

    Oregon, the only U.S. state with legalized physician-assisted suicide, and the Netherlands, the only country in Europe with legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, have kept extensive records of the use of end-of-life treatments. These records show that physicians in Oregon and the Netherlands generally follow the law, that legalization shapes physicians’ behavior, and that legalization may improve end-of-life care. Dr. Jackson Pickett uses empirical data from these two jurisdictions to analyze the effects of legalization on end-of-life care and suggests some goals that any future legalization should seek to accomplish.

  • Posted: 02/04/2009
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life

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Ore. AG to investigate mayor’s homosexual relationship with teen

New Portland mayor admits past homosexual relationship with teen

Post card campaign opposes FOCA: “Those who profess to love God, but back abortion, are liars”