Oregon women and their families walk and speak out to protect all our Oregon and U.S. Constitutional rights: Womens March in Oregon
A country’s financial health, among other measures, depends a lot on views of how corrupt its political and financial leaders and systems are rated. (E.g. would you invest in a country where corruption is high, where you can’t record officially and protect in the country’s courts your financial and real estate investments, where corporate and government employees are “on the take,” etc?)
Here are some Corruption Ranking sources of information:
Portland’s Street Roots newspaper has some terrific reporting on a wide variety of topics. This article is from a November 2016 issue; you can find other articles at their website.
This is not, however, to discourage those of you lucky enough to be able to buy a print Street Roots from their vendors!
“Dishonorable: The trouble with Oregon’s judicial elections,“ by Emily Green, 3 Nov 2016 Street Roots:
Radio doesn’t get any better than BBC’s World Service program Outlook. Listen to the “The Reluctant Death Row Executioner” episode as Frank Thompson, formerly in charge of the Oregon State Penitentiary, speaks to BBC’s Matthew Banister, about what executions do to the people who have to plan, drill, and carry out those executions.
Still wondering about the jury verdict in the Bundy et al Malheur Militia case? This Oregonian article explains a lot. (You’ll need to do some more homework to explain it all – or most of it, including, among other things, learning about sentencing guidelines and the (former) Oregon U.S. Attorney decision to appeal an Oregon federal district court judge’s sentencing decision.)
Never underestimate, or second guess, a jury until you stand in their shoes – or sit in their chairs:
“Who was John Killman? A tip and detective work unmask mystery man at Oregon refuge,” by Maxine Bernstein, [print] Oregonian, Sunday, November 6, 2016.
‘…. Reid’s work on the book “The Healing of America” was the basis for a popular PBS film “Sick Around the World,” followed by “US Health Care: the Good News.”
Reid chairs the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care that is planning an initiative to achieve universal coverage for all residents. He has challenged Oregon to a contest in which whoever is first in achieving universal care will benefit the other….‘ [KBOO link to today’s (10/21/16 interview with T.R. Reid and link to source broadcast.]
Maybe we need a political party named “Better Candidates.” Most of us would vote for “Better Candidates” in our local elections, too. Sigh. In the meantime, these popped up during my morning tour of our interweb estate:
Nicholas Kristof in the NYT: If Hillary Clinton Groped Men
Katha Pollitt in The Nation: On November 8, Pussy Grabs Back
This time it’s a county law librarian, Jennifer Dalglish, Director of the Clackamas County Law Library.
“The President’s Public Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the bench and bar by individuals who are not members of the Oregon State Bar. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Dalglish.” (Oregon State Bar Annual Awards, December 8, 2016. I saved today’s view of this site at the Internet Archive.)
Previous Oregon public law librarian honoree: Cathryn Bowie, Oregon State Law Librarian.
Last May I blogged about this article:
One Woman, One Vote x 26 Equals the First Woman Mayor, All Woman City Council in 1916 Umatilla, Oregon
And just saw this on Yahoo News about 1920 Yoncalla, Oregon:
The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is an organization for Access-to-Justice (A2J) professionals, lawyers, judges, law librarians, law professors, law students, and others who believe that everyone has a right to free or affordable legal assistance and access to courts.
The “2017 SRLN Conference will be held February 23 -24, 2017 at the California Judicial Council building in San Francisco.”
The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) is “establishing a permanent Conferences Committee as part of the Strategy and Outreach Working Group….” Locate SRLN members where you work to find out how you can contribute.