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294 ABA Journal Oregon articles.

Judge dismisses Trump from climate change suit, says case can go to trial

A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…

House of Delegates urges end to mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Oregon lawyers sue over mandatory bar dues in wake of Supreme Court’s union dues decision

Diane Gruber and Mark Runnels argue in a suit filed last Wednesday in federal court that paying compulsory dues infringes on their First Amendment rights because it helps pay for political and ideological speech they disagree with.

Louisiana, Oregon should require unanimous juries for felony convictions, ABA House urges
Only two states, Louisiana and Oregon, permit felony convictions by a less than unanimous vote. At Monday’s meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge those states to end the practice, raising concerns about how well it serves justice.
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff
President Donald Trump has pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction inspired the 40-day standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Hill and the Washington Post have stories.
1881 Initiative aims to increase the number of female AGs
The Democratic Attorneys General Association has launched an initiative to elect more women to an underestimated position: state attorney general. DAGA’s 1881 Initiative is named for the first year two women ran for—and lost—state AG seats. The goal is to ensure that by 2022 at least half the Democratic attorneys general will be women.
Suit claims landlord didn’t see lawyer’s clause freezing his rent in perpetuity

A lawsuit filed against an Oregon lawyer claims he drafted a clause in his lease that freezes his rent at $1,550 a month in perpetuity.

Landlord Angela Bell says in…

Judge orders teen to pay nearly $37M in restitution for starting wildfire

An Oregon judge has ordered a teen to pay $36.6 million in restitution for tossing fireworks in the Eagle Creek Canyon last September and sparking a wildfire that spread to…

Suit argues animals have the right to sue their abusers

A horse named Justice is entitled to recover the costs of his medical care and damages for pain and suffering from his alleged abuser, according to a negligence suit filed…

Oregon Supreme Court gets first African-American justice
Judge Adrienne Nelson, appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court, says the most important issues are those that people don’t feel entirely comfortable talking about.
Statements by Oregon State Bar and specialty groups draw fire

A statement by the mandatory state bar in Oregon and a second statement by specialty bar groups are drawing criticism from some lawyers who say they are too…

Legal technicians belong in courtrooms
One of the constant criticisms of the Washington limited license legal technician is that there only around 30 licensed technicians so far—even though the program is still in its infancy. A second challenge is that, currently, the LLLT cannot represent a client in court.
Lawyer accused of shooting at another attorney’s office now faces meth lab charges
A lawyer arrested for allegedly firing several shots at the office of an Oregon attorney is facing new charges stemming from a search of his home in Vancouver, Washington.
Lawyer described as a ‘decorated’ sniper is accused of shooting at another attorney’s office

Police have arrested a lawyer who practices in Portland, Oregon, for allegedly firing several shots at the office of another lawyer after an escalating dispute.

Police arrested Erik Graeff, 42,…

Federal judge in Nevada throws out charges against Cliven Bundy and sons, slams government

After finding that FBI evidence was not disclosed to the defense before trial along with “flagrant misconduct” by prosecutors, a federal judge threw out charges in Nevada against cattleman Cliven…

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