Beginning in January 2014, it will be an unlawful trade practice in Oregon for website owners to fail to remove an individual’s mugshot and accompanying information if the arrest eventually resulted in an acquittal or dismissal of the charges, or following an expunction of the conviction. The new law also requires [...]
Yesterday, the ACLU released documents that shed light on how the government’s use of its “border search authority” infringes on the Fourth Amendment. The ACLU’s article details the story of David House, a person who worked to raise money to support Bradley Manning. Upon returning from vacation at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, [...]
Last month I wrote a post explaining that even when an employer has created a hostile work environment, that may not be enough for an employee to successfully obtain compensation. As I mentioned then, potential clients seeking our legal services for employment discrimination often are victims of hostile environments at work.
But the recent [...]
The Intoxilyzer 8000 is commonly used in Oregon DUII cases when an alcohol breath test is involved. If a person fails an alcohol breath test in Oregon, this automatically triggers a driver’s license suspension of at least 90 days. However, many criminal defense attorneys, myself included, have called into question the reliability and accuracy of [...]
It’s not uncommon for someone to contact our Portland law office seeking relief from a hostile work environment. But as an employment discrimination attorney, I always have to ask: who is making the environment hostile? And how and why are they making it hostile? That’s because a company creating a hostile work environment usually isn’t [...]
The City of Portland posted an eviction notice for the protestors last Friday and has changed its zoning designation around the building to a “high-use pedestrian zone” thereby making camping illegal.
Mayor Hales has also announced that the city will use pressure washers, police officers, and citations to clear people from the sidewalk at [...]
Last month, Portland’s Willamette Week tricked some area bakeries to help show how their opposition to same-sex marriage was a bit hypocritical. The newspaper went to a couple of cake-makers that had opposed selling wedding cakes to same-sex couples based on their Christian beliefs. Without identifying itself, WW ordered pastries to celebrate divorce and out-of-wedlock [...]
The potential impact of Missouri v. McNeely is so far-reaching, that I feel it is necessary to break it down over several posts. For some background on the case, a man (Mr. McNeely) in Missouri was pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving. He submitted to field sobriety tests and performed poorly. He was [...]
The Oregon Court of Appeals recently upheld a fine imposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (known as BOLI) against a dentist who made his assistant attend a Scientology-themed conference against her will. BOLI is a state agency that, among other things, investigates civil rights violations in the workplace.
The recent and tragic events in Boston along with the subsequent capture of one of the perpetrators has raised questions and stimulated some public debate about whether it is legal to decline to read a criminal suspect his Miranda rights.
A person does not technically have a right to receive a Miranda warning just because they have been [...]
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December 2013 M T W T F S S « Nov 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
- Civil Stalking Protective Order
- Constitutional & Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
- Employment Discrimination
- Family Law
- LGBT Rights
- Oregon Court of Appeals
- Oregon Legislature
- Property Division
- Racial Discrimination
- Restraining Orders
- Sexual Harassment
- Traffic Crimes
- How Oregon law protects employees who need to care for sick children
- Oregon to begin requiring mugshot websites to remove records of individuals following acquittal, dismissal, or expunction
- Oregon legislature expands eligibility for DUII diversion program, adds exceptions to ignition interlock requirement
- The Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes economic reality for unemployed workers.
- Documents released by ACLU show government abuse of “border search authority”