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A recent (Season 5) Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History podcast reminded me that there is a long history of elections by lottery. (Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell, The Powerball Revolution, Season 5, Episode 3.)

If you want to conduct a thorough literature search of the topic Election by Lottery or Lottery Voting, you’ll need legal, political science, history, and other indexes – indexes and treatises that go back many centuries (i.e. pre-Google). You will also need to search primary sources of law, again back to the beginning of recorded time.

But if you want a basic introduction to the topic, “The Google” and the Scholarly-ish Google will suffice, along with “The Wikipedia.

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Stay tuned for changes to our Oregon Legal Research (OLR) website and blog management team. Nothing but good times ahead!

Succession:

I am moving on from owning and managing the Oregon Legal Research (OLR) domains, website, and blog. The current plan is to transfer OLR ownership, over the next few months, to the Washington County Law Library (WCLL).

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Oregon legal ASSISTANCE resource guides are different from legal RESEARCH resource guides.

Legal ASSISTANCE resource guides, are guides and directories to government and nonprofit organizations that connect you to lawyers who can provide legal advice from licensed Oregon attorneys.

Legal RESEARCH resource guides, are directions, instructions, and road maps on where and how to research a legal problem or question.

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Our Oregon public librarians, statewide, have a plan for this! Here is what they have shared with our library community so far (as of June 22, 2020):

Bottom line: “Results show that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not detectable on the materials after three days of quarantine.”

See more about the REALM Project, Phase 1:

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The owls and the tree huggers weren’t to blame after all (surprise, surprise):

“Big Money Bought Oregon’s Forests. Small Timber Communities Are Paying The Price,” by Tony Schick, The Oregonian and Lylla Younes, ProPublica, and OPB, June 11, 2020:

Excerpts:

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Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s “A Declaration of Conscience”  is as relevant and moving today as it was back in Senator Smith’s and McCarthy’s day:

From a senate dot gov history of the U.S. Senate:

June 1, 1950

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Oregon Supreme Court Tosses Non-Unanimous Jury Conviction,” by Conrad Wilson, OPB June 5, 2020. Link to the Oregon Supreme Court website.

Read the U.S. Supreme Court opinion:
Ramos v. Louisiana, No. 18–5924. Argued October 7, 2019—Decided April 20, 2020. You can read the slip opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court’s website.

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The updated Washington County Law Library’s Oregon Legal Assistance Resource Guide is now available at the Law Library’s website. Feel free to download and share. Contact information is on the Guide for anyone who wants to send corrections or suggestions for resources to add to the list.

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A few civic and religious leaders joined their people protesting abuse, discrimination, police violence: Camden and Newark (NJ), Flint (MI), Fargo (ND), Coral Gables (FL), Kansas City (MO), Santa Cruz (CA), and others.

Tweeters reported on their own civic leaders joining protesters. I saw this Forbes article the Sunday morning:

“In Some Cities, Police Officers Joined Protesters Marching Against Brutality,” Lisette Voytko, Forbes, May 31, 2020

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