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Oregon 2021 Redistricting Info and Supreme Court Opinion


If you want to know more about legislative redistricting in Oregon, talk to your state legislator and visit the Oregon Legislature Redistricting information website.

If you want to read the April 9, 2021, Oregon Supreme Court case on how the Legislative Assembly and the Secretary of State will meet deadlines for decennial reapportionment of state legislative districts set out in Article IV, section 6, of the Oregon Constitution, given the federal government will not meet its own statutory deadline to produce federal decennial census data:

Short case name: Advance Sheet*: State ex rel Kotek v. Fagan, 367 Or 803 (S068364) (April 9, 2021)

Long case name: IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON STATE ex rel Representative Tina KOTEK and Senator Peter Courtney, on behalf of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, Plaintiffs-Relators,
Shemia FAGAN, Oregon Secretary of State, Defendant. (S068364)


*”Advance sheets” are just that: an advance copy of an Oregon appellate court judicial opinion that will eventually show up in official and final form, i.e. in the print Oregon Reports. Advance Sheets are generally accepted as prima facie evidence of the court’s opinion. When there are major errors in advance publications, you will usually hear and read about it. Court cases are also often issued as “slip opinions,” which are basically the same thing, for all intents and purposes, as advance sheets, i.e. they are prima facie evidence, not official.

If the case URL above doesn’t work, search for the case from the Oregon Supreme Court opinions website or use a search engine to look for the case by name.

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