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View the ceremony and read the Oath of Office:

Oregon State Bar October 2020 Virtual Admissions Ceremony

Chief Justice Martha Walters and the Oregon State Bar welcome those eligible for admission to the practice of law. While Justice Walters will lead participants in a symbolic Oath of Office ….

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Yes there is still a U.S. Constitution and it has its own day. Read about it at the Constitution Center and the Library of Congress where they also have Constitution Day Teacher Resources, for teachers and homeschoolers everywhere.

And don’t forget those extraterrestrials and the Bill of Rights.

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Facts matter (usually, often, or at least eventually, sometimes, maybe, well, we can at least try to read and listen to original sources … please):

Listen to the Unrefined Sophisticates podcast at the Stitcher link below and via other podcast platforms (search unrefined sophisticates for more links):

The Unrefined Sophisticates Podcast: Exclusive Naked Athena of Portland Interview (116 MINS July 24, 2020)

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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:

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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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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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Yes, even New Zealand has its contrarians. The “good guys” don’t always get everything right either and besides, we barely know who Covid-19 is, let alone if we want to be left alone in a room with it:

From New Zealand, “A modest defence of the coronavirus contrarians,” by Danyl Mclauchlan, May 12th 2020, The Spinoff.

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