Oregon Legal Overview
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1. Capital punishment is legal in the state of Oregon, with the death penalty being administered by lethal injection. Cases originating in Oregon have produced landmark judgments regarding women's rights. In Muller v. Oregon (1908), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld state restrictions on working hours for women, and this ruling ended up having huge implications on labor laws. In Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), the court struck down an Oregon law that forced children to attend public schools, even if they were already attending private schools. This ruling was subsequently cited by the court for Roe v. Wade (1973).
2. John Brennan, a flyer from Oregon who took off all of his clothes at Portland International Airport as a way of protesting TSA screening, was found not guilty of indecent exposure.
3. A mother in Oregon is pressing charges again pop singer Justin Bieber, alleging that she suffered permanent hearing damage as a result of a concert she took her daughter to in Portland.
Trending Oregon Legal Topics: The Oregon State Bar (OSB) was founded in 1935 by the state legislature. OSB is an incorporated organization answerable to the judiciary. But the OSB is not a state agency and is not tax-payer funded. Membership is compulsory for all of the more than 12,000 lawyers licensed to practice law in Oregon. The OSB currently has more than 14,000 members. Bar exams and admission applications are handled by the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners. The OSB is based in Tigard, OR while the Supreme Court and other administrative offices of the Judiciary are based in Salem, OR.