Latest Oregon Supreme Court News

Oregon Supreme Court upholds district attorney suspension

Dec. 14, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court upheld a decision to suspend a district attorney for lying to investigators. Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley will be suspended from practicing law for two months beginning in February, the court ruled Thursday. The ruling upholds Oregon's...

Oregon’s high court upholds ban on timber sale

Nov. 27, 2019 1:59 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court ruling that found the sale of a tract of the Elliott State Forest was illegal. The ruling announced Wednesday upholds the appeals court decision last year that overturned the sale of 788 acres to the Seneca Jones Timber Company after...

Court bans random questions by officers during traffic stops

Nov. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court in a recent ruling has banned the police practice of officers using a broken taillight or a failure to signal as a justification for scouting a driver’s car for illegal guns or drugs. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the ruling instructs officers to...

Court: .09% not enough to convict for drunken driving

Nov. 22, 2019 8:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that a driver whose blood alcohol content registered .09% nearly two hours after he was stopped should not have been convicted of drunken driving. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the legal limit for driving is .08 percent, but the Supreme Court said...