Latest Oregon Supreme Court News

Appeals court nixes $1.1 billion timber award against Oregon

Apr. 27, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a $1.1 billion verdict against the state over its forest management practices, the latest development in a decades-long dispute over the best use of vast tracts of forestland that cover much of the state's rural areas. ...

Oregon faces major public defender crisis, case dismissals

Apr. 07, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters has sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and legislative leaders asking for a summit to address a crippling shortage of public defenders that's led to the dismissal of dozens of criminal cases and a huge court backlog. ...