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Oregon's County Courts hear probate and estate, mental health, adoption, and juvenile cases. Oregon's Justice Courts handle landlord/tenant, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. There are also 144 Oregon Municipal Courts, which handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. Oregon's tax courts handle administrative agency appeals, and Oregon's Circuit Courts handle a variety of civil and criminal cases including domestic relations, and felony cases. If you file a small claims case in Oregon, it will be heard in either Justice Court or Circuit Court. The Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court comprise the Oregon appellate court system. If you're seeking Oregon court records, visit the court's online database, OJIN Online, at http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/courts/index.page. Here you can find Oregon public records from state court cases. To obtain copies of Oregon court documents, contact the court where the case was heard, as their policies regarding obtaining these Oregon public records can vary. The Oregon Judicial Department's website, http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/courts/index.page, provides contact information for each of the Oregon's courts. The Oregon Judicial Department's website also provides additional information regarding the Oregon state court system in its Materials and Resources section at http://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/reference/index.page
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18, Apr 2014 - Washington, OR Terrorist trainer or opinionated cleric?
The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
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A railroad company intent on rebuilding a storm-damaged stretch of tracks is meeting resistance from the state of Oregon, but may find its path much smoother following an upcoming court decision.
18, Apr 2014 - US legal system shifts away from treating eyewitness testimony as gold standard of evidence
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18, Apr 2014 - Detaining of immigrant violates Constitution, Oregon judge says
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18, Apr 2014 - US ruling spurs halt to immigration detainers
PORTLAND, Oregon— A federal judge has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities.   The ruling is one of several recent federal court decisions to place scrutiny on the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for ...
18, Apr 2014 - Oregon court ruling latest to scrutinise use of immigration detainers
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18, Apr 2014 - US ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
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18, Apr 2014 - Immigration holding rules changing in Oregon
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18, Apr 2014 - Columbia, OR Inmates aim for college grants
Some Oregon state prison inmates are pitching in to raise money for an inmate college program that recently lost funding from an anonymous donor.
18, Apr 2014 - Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on trial in New York
The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began Thursday in federal court in Manhattan.
18, Apr 2014 - Washington, OR Radical Islamic cleric's trial begins
The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
17, Apr 2014 - Oregon court: Dogs are property
The appeals court ruled that animals are personal property under the eyes of the law and owners have rights.
17, Apr 2014 - Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals
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17, Apr 2014 - Oregon Counties End Jail Holds On Immigrants After Court Decision
Five Oregon counties now say they will no longer hold people in jail in response to requests from the federal immigration agency. That’s after a federal district court judge found those detentions violate the constitution.
17, Apr 2014 - Lane, OR The Skanner Newspaper - Oregon Innocence Project Offers Hope to the Wrongly Convicted
Pictured are three of four co-founders of Oregon Innocence Project. From left: S. Bobbin Singh, executive director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center; Aliza Kaplan, an associate professor at Lewis & Clark Law School; and Janis Puracal, an associate at the law firm Bullivant Houser Bailey PC.
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