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Oregon Constitution in Small Bites: Bite #5

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Previous Bites:

Oregon Constitution in Small Bites: Bite #1 and Bite #2 (Bill of Rights, 1-6)

Oregon Constitution in Small Bites: Bite #3 (Bill of Rights, 7-12)

Oregon Constitution in Small Bites: #4 (Bill of Rights, 13-20)

Bite #5:

ARTICLE I
BILL OF RIGHTS

21. Ex-post facto laws; laws impairing contracts; laws depending on authorization in order to take effect; laws submitted to electors
22. Suspension of operation of laws
23. Habeas corpus
24. Treason
25. Corruption of blood or forfeiture of estate
26. Assemblages of people; instruction of representatives; application to legislature
27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power
28. Quartering soldiers
29. Titles of nobility; hereditary distinctions
30. Emigration

Section 21. Ex-post facto laws; laws impairing contracts; laws depending on authorization in order to take effect; laws submitted to electors. No ex-post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts shall ever be passed, nor shall any law be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution; provided, that laws locating the Capitol of the State, locating County Seats, and submitting town, and corporate acts, and other local, and Special laws may take effect, or not, upon a vote of the electors interested.–

Section 22. Suspension of operation of laws. The operation of the laws shall never be suspended, except by the Authority of the Legislative Assembly.

Section 23. Habeas corpus. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless in case of rebellion, or invasion the public safety require it.–

Section 24. Treason. Treason against the State shall consist only in levying war against it, or adhering to its enemies, giving them aid or comfort.–No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or confession in open Court.–

Section 25. Corruption of blood or forfeiture of estate. No conviction shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture of estate.–

Section 26. Assemblages of people; instruction of representatives; application to legislature. No law shall be passed restraining any of the inhabitants of the State from assembling together in a peaceable manner to consult for their common good; nor from instructing their Representatives; nor from applying to the Legislature for redress of greviances [sic].–

Section 27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power[.]

Section 28. Quartering soldiers. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, except in the manner prescribed by law.

Section 29. Titles of nobility; hereditary distinctions. No law shall be passed granting any title of Nobility, or conferring hereditary distinctions.–

Section 30. Emigration. No law shall be passed prohibiting emigration from the State.–

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