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Posted on 11/25/2005 8:10:33 PM PST by Salvation
Trio of Oregon cases before high court
Taking arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court carries high price
November 25, 2005
Oregon will have the rare distinction of having the U.S. Supreme Court hear three cases originating in the state within a year.
More than a month ago, in a case that has drawn wide attention, five lawyers from the state Department of Justice defended Oregon's assisted-suicide law against a challenge from the federal Department of Justice.
On Dec. 7, lawyers will argue for the state in a death-penalty case.
In the spring, lawyers will argue about the rights of foreigners in criminal cases that the U.S. Supreme Court accepted last week from Oregon and Virginia. The Oregon case involves a Mexican national, Moises Sanchez-Llamas, who was convicted of attempted murder in the 1999 shooting of a Medford police officer.
The court will decide whether foreigners detained in the United States must be told that they have a right to obtain help from their home country's diplomats and whether they can enforce that right in U.S. courts.
The state also pays for the use of the Washington, D.C., offices of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Expenses for the assisted-suicide case will be drawn from the budget of the Department of Human Services, which oversees the program. Expenses for the criminal cases will come from the state general fund.
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I really cannot feel sorry for Oregonians...(as a Californian)...since they just keep voting the liberal disease back into office over and over.
What do they expect? Responsible, sane government?
Oregon is an absolutely beautiful state. I don't know what the devil is wrong with the people out there.
Sick bastards in Portland.
Speaking as a third generation Oregonian, the only thing wrong with Oregon is all the refugees from California. They fled a disaster in the making, and are busily creating a worse one.
Even 30 years ago, there was an official state slogan: 'Don't Californicate Oregon!" The state actively discouraged people from moving to Oregon in the '70's, but the campaign failed.
So you are suffering the fates of Vermont and New Hampshire. All I know about Oregon is that we spent some very pleasant vacation time there at Cannon Beach and a nearby state park, on a visit from Seattle where I spent some time in the late 60s.
I recall the tale I heard in Seattle that the pioneers traveling west in covered wagons split at a fork in the trail, some settling in Oregon and some in Washington. But I don't recall which of the two groups my informant said was supposed to be good, and which bad. Something about the cream of the crop going in one direction and the dregs in the other.
That place does seem to compete with Ithaca as the "City of Evil."
I agree totally.
The strange thing is, even the local greens and anarchists agree. At least, that's what I hear from the few people I still know in Eugene.
Yup that's Haystack. There are no overnight camping facilities at Cannon Beach. (Ecola State Park) Cannon Beach is my favorite town on the Oregon Coast but I'm biased since I grew up in Warrenton and I prefer the Northern Oregon coast.
I think most Oregon Greens are only Greens because they oppose clearcut logging. Well, I'm against it, too, but I'm not about to go chain myself to a tree. Clear cutting is downright wasteful of good wood. I've gleaned smaller logs from the clearings after the loggers have moved out, and they do leave a lot behind.
My father and his brothers were gippo loggers before WWII, and they used to tell me that the practice then was to only harvest the best stands of timber, and to leave the younger trees alone, for future harvesting. They left the best trees alone, as well, to re-seed the forest.
Clear-cutting was only begun as a national defense measure, and was supposed to stop after the war, but the housing boom and higher profits kept it going to this day.
The only lumber companies left in Oregon are those who never extensively clear-cut their own land, just federal and state forests. They have always used selective logging on their own land. Roseburg Lumber (name?) and Wyerhauser are two examples.
I could go on, but this is not the right thread.
Gotta say ditto to everything you just said there.