December 2012 - The ACLU Foundation of Oregon has filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief with the Oregon Supreme Court urging it to state that a death-row prisoner’s acceptance is not required for the Governor’s reprieve of his death sentence to become effective.
November 7, 2012 - Nearly three years to the day after he was arrested in Old Town in downtown Portland for refusing to consent to a Portland police officer’s request to search him without probable cause, Jose Gasque received justice in a Multnomah County courtroom.
ACLU Settles Public Records Case With Jackson County Sheriff
June 14, 2012 - Public records requests are a vital part of our democratic process, and an integral part of the ACLU’s work. The ACLU’s May 2012 settlement with Jackson County, following a favorable circuit court decision by Judge Daniel Harris, vindicated the right of the ACLU, as well as all Oregonians, to access public documents.
March 12, 2012 --The city of Carlton, Oregon, held a hearing on a proposed city ordinance that would impose additional regulations on the growing of medical marijuana, an activity already regulated by the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA). After concerns were voiced about both the legality of the ordinance and the burden it would place on Carlton’s medical marijuana patients, the issue was tabled until the next meeting in April.
August 2011 – The ACLU of Oregon has urged the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) to make major changes in its procedures for carrying out the death penalty in order to lessen the risk of a botched execution in Oregon.
April 21, 2011 - Roseburg, OR – After an ACLU volunteer attorney contacted County Counsel Tuesday and County Commissioners heard testimony from upset pipeline opponents Wednesday, Douglas County changed course and will now allow anti-LNG activists to participate at the Douglas County Earth Day event this weekend in Roseburg.
(formerly Powell's Books Inc., et al, v. Hardy Meyers, et al) Booksellers, Publishers, Librarians and Others Challenge Censorship Law
September 20, 2010 - This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that two Oregon statutes that criminalize distributing sex education and other non-obscene materials to minors are unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment.
Student Athletes Prevail in Religious Discrimination Case Against OSAA
On August 18, 2010, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Oregon School Activities Association to pay $66,230 in attorney fees. This case was on behalf of students at Portland Adventist Academy who sought a reasonable accommodation from the OSAA to compete in the state basketball tournament without having to play during the Seventh Day Adventist Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday).