The latest about Oregon

  • Morning Docket: 06.05.14

    …* The Supreme Court won’t be blocking gay marriages from occurring in Oregon pending an appeal. Maybe it’s because the request wasn’t filed by the state, or maybe it’s because Justice Kennedy is the man. [National Law Journal] * “To err is human. To make a mistake and stubbornly refuse to acknowledge it — that’s judicial.” This Ninth Circuit judge…

    1 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
  • Morning Docket: 05.20.14

    …* Oregon’s ban on gay marriage was struck down yesterday, making it the thirteenth victory in a row for the marriage equality movement. The countdown to a SCOTUS case continues. [New York Times] * After increasing its first-year class size by 22 percent just to pay the bills, folks at GW Law are starting to wonder what sort of long-term survival…

    1 readers - Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Law
  • Oregon's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Invalidated

    …In Geiger v. Kitzhaber, (D OR, May 19, 2014), an Oregon federal district court held that Oregon's constitutional and statutory provisions that limit civil marriage to "one man and one woman" discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. Judge McShane concluded his opinion with these…

    Howard Friedman/ Religion Clause
  • Homebuilders hit by patent claim on frame-drying

    … “Hundreds of home builders in the Pacific Northwest have been put on notice that if they use a dehumidifier to dry rain-damaged projects, they are infringing on a patent recently issued to a father and son who claim they invented the process.” [Legal NewsLine] Tweet Tags: Oregon, patent trolls, real estate Homebuilders hit by patent claim on frame-drying is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyered
  • Up to $275,000 asked in Oregon duck attack

    … “The lawsuit claims [owner] knew the duck had ‘Abnormally dangerous propensities in attacking people.’” [Lowering the Bar, KATU; Estacada, Ore.] Tweet Tags: animals, Oregon Up to $275,000 asked in Oregon duck attack is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system …

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