Latest Oregon Supreme Court News

Oregon’s chief justice bars ICE from courthouse arrests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Seeking to halt federal agents from arresting people in courthouses for immigration violations, Oregon’s Supreme Court chief justice on Thursday prohibited civil arrests in state courthouses unless the arresting agency has a judicial arrest warrant. This sets up a potential...

High court hears ‘Climate change kids’ lawsuit arguments

Nov. 14, 2019 8:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for two young Oregonians who are suing the state over the effects of climate change argued their case Wednesday before the Oregon Supreme Court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 19-year-old Ollie Chernaik and 23-year-old Kelsey Juliana, both of Lane County, filed the case in...

Court: AG must rewrite 'misleading' pension ballot measure

Oct. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum must redraft the misleading title and explanation that her agency wrote for a proposed ballot measure that seeks to prohibit government employers from taking on any new pension debt, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered this week. The Justice Department is...

0Supreme Court building to close for two-year renovation

Sep. 27, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The historic Oregon Supreme Court — the oldest government building on the Capitol Mall — is set to empty out in October for two years of renovations including earthquake reinforcements and safety upgrades. Services at the century-old court building, which includes the...

Teen murder sentences: Oregon asks high court to step in

Sep. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Justice is taking the Salem case of twin brothers sentenced as teenagers to almost 67 years in prison to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Statesman Journal reports that Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is asking the highest court to review and place a hold on...