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You can go directly to the Law Library of CongressCoronavirus Resource Guide” or if you want additional information on what Congress is doing, visit Congress dot gov. (You can link on Law Library News from there, too.)

This is intended as a guide to laws, regulations and executive actions in the United States, at both the federal and the state level, and in various countries with respect to the new coronavirus and its spread. We are also including links to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports ….” [Link to Law Library of Congress blog post for more information and updates.]

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If you don’t know where to begin, begin with contacting 211 Info:

“[C]onsumers can still reach us by calling 211, but they can also text or email, or use our mobile app and online database. They “serve all 36 Oregon counties and Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington.

CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155

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Price gouging and war profiteering are as American as, um, apple pie (English origin, actually, or so they say), not that they (price gouging etc.) don’t exist worldwide as well – and neither requires a war. Sigh.

Reporting Price Gouging Violations to the Oregon Department of Justice:

If you have been charged an excessive price for a product or service under normal circumstances, please file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline by calling 503-378-8442, or using the online Consumer Complaint Form.” [Link to webpage.]

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The constitutionally mandated U.S. census form (and a link to the online form) should be awaiting your attention, perhaps it’s on your kitchen table now.

Here’s an interesting story about the census and pandemic, from OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) News:

“COVID-19 Makes 2020 Census More Complicated Than It Already Was,” by Tom Banse, March 23, 2020

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This OPB article and Bike Portland lawsuit might be interesting to people and their loved ones who walk, cycle, or drive in Portland, Oregon, and maybe beyond.

OPB News article: “Lawsuit Claims Portland Illegally Lets Drivers Park Too Close To Intersections,” by Donald Orr OPB Feb. 24, 2020 (archived here.).

The OPB article links to the Bike Portland news article (archived here) and a copy of the complaint filed in Multnomah County, 18 February 2020.

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If you want to vote for a Presidential candidate in the Oregon Primary election on May 19, 2020, you must be registered by the April 28, 2020, deadline as a member of the same political party as your candidate of choice.

Visit your county Election Office, fill out an official Election Office voter registration form, or register online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s Election Office website.

NAVs (non-affiliated voters) cannot vote for a Party’s candidate. You must register with a Political arty in order to vote for that Party’s candidate in the Primary election.

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Note 1: There is limited space for this clinic, but walk-ins may still be able to pick up document packets.

Note 2: It is not clear if the forms can be filed in Circuit Courts other than Multnomah County, but some are state and federal level forms, which would be useful outside of Multnomah County.

Note 3: PCC = Portland (Oregon) Community College

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Think Like a Client,” 2019 Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) report:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Understanding what clients want and expect from their lawyers is imperative for the provision of high-quality legal services, as well as for lawyers’ success in the legal profession. Furthermore, there exists a well-established and frequently lamented gap between the legal needs of the public and the provision of legal services from the profession. While we have anecdotal evidence that presents glimpses of answers to our questions about what clients value, there is a dearth of empirical evidence to support firm conclusions. IAALS’ Think Like a Client project represents a first step for the profession in developing a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of what is important to clients….” [Link to full report.]

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For more information, search, limit your search by date, and for heaven’s sake don’t click on the ads: dot org icann domain registry sale

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), among others, has been following this domain registry sale. See e.g.:

ICANN Needs To Ask More Questions About the Sale of .ORG,” by Mitch Stoltz, January 17, 2020

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Official articles of impeachment are voted upon by the U.S. House of Representatives. Look for House Resolutions and House Reports at Congress dot gov.

You can find them in print in large law or government document libraries and usually, though not always easily, online. Some online Congressional research resources are fee-based databases and some are free.

For example, see previous post from September 26, 2019: What Does an Article of Impeachment Look Like? Read Presidents Nixon and Clinton Articles