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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

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2020 Data Privacy Forum

Date: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST January 31, 2020

Join Lewis & Clark Law School at the 1st Annual Data Privacy Law Forum. Connect with attorneys, privacy professionals, and students interested in this area of law during three educational panels.

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A Feminist Take on Information Privacy” by Maria Farrell [Link to through Schneier on Security 9/2019 blog post]

What is gaslighting? Among other descriptions, there is this:  Gaslighting

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Green lanes, Blue markings, White stripes, Circles, and Arrows: What’s a driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, and other foot or wheel propelled person to do in order to comply with “experimental” local traffic laws?

Portland, Oregon, is one of a few cities experimenting with Bus-Only lanes, painted bright red. The city’s webpage describing the experiment has lots of useful info including maps with circles and arrows:

Federal Highway Administration experiment with Red Pavement Markings

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One of my favorite Robert Mankoff (New Yorker) cartoons has this caption (and you can search the Cartoon Bank for a copy): “One question: If this is the Information Age, how come nobody knows anything?

Few non-librarians know about the hundreds (thousands, probably) of hidden document treasure troves, which go by many names: libraries, archives, repositories, databases, among others.

You’ve probably heard about Gutenberg and maybe even HathiTrust, but what about SCRIBD, SCETI, Feedbooks, BASE, Unglueit, and many, many, MANY more, including our intrepid public records warriers, at Public Resource and PlainSite.