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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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29, Mar 2015 - Salem, OR Hayes goes to court to block release of emails
Former first lady Cylvia Hayes is asking a court to block release of her emails in response to a Jan. 29 public records request made by The Oregonian newspaper. Hayes asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a court document filed Wednesday, Feb. 25, and stated that her constitutional ...
29, Mar 2015 - Man gets life for killing 80-year-old who was bound, beaten
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.
29, Mar 2015 - Josephine, OR Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for hitting toddler multiple times
Medford, Ore. -- Powerful emotions swept a Josephine County courtroom Wednesday as Paul Reyes was sentenced to 20 years in prison. In January on his second day of trial, Reyes pleaded guilty to hitting his then-girlfriend's two-year-old son on multiple occasions after a video was played in court showing him confessing to the Oregon State Police. Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins ...
29, Mar 2015 - Newport, OR Oregon mom accused of throwing autistic son off bridge to his death enters plea
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a bridge on the Oregon coast last November has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/nD9vsf ) that defense lawyers entered the pleas on behalf of Jillian McCabe on Monday in Lincoln County Circuit Court […]
29, Mar 2015 - Douglas, OR Kitzhaber commutes sentence of one before leaving office
John Kitzhaber commuted the prison sentence of at least one inmate before he left the governorship Wednesday. But there is no record that he took any actions to commute the sentences of 34 inmates on Oregon’s death row, according to spokeswoman Melissa Navas. The sole inmate whose sentence was commuted ...
29, Mar 2015 - Man gets life in prison for killing 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to chair, beaten
A Washington state man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing an 80-year-old woman who was duct-taped to a chair, blindfolded and beaten during a robbery at her northeast Oregon home.
29, Mar 2015 - A, OR Portland man acquitted in murder trial; pact left wife dead
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted an Oregon man who was charged with murdering his wife after what he described as a suicide pact left her dead and him wounded.
29, Mar 2015 - Hillsboro, OR Man held for 2 years as witness in Oregon killing testifies against son, is freed
A man who was jailed for 2½½ years so he couldn't avoid taking the witness stand in his son's murder trial was freed Thursday after providing two hours of often-combative testimony.
29, Mar 2015 - Lane, OR Gypsy Hill murders: Competency proceedings begin for alleged killer of Peninsula teens
A judge started proceedings to determine whether an Oregon state prison inmate charged with two murders in 1976 in Pacifica and Millbrae is competent to stand trial, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday.
29, Mar 2015 - Lane, OR Competency proceedings begin for ‘Gypsy Hill’ killings
A judge started proceedings to determine whether an Oregon state prison inmate charged with two murders in 1976 in Pacifica and Millbrae is competent to stand trial, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Tuesday.
29, Mar 2015 - Truckers, energy group sue to block low-carbon fuel standards
Fuel producers and truckers are suing to stop Oregon from implementing the state’s low-carbon fuel standard. Industry groups filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday against Gov. Kate Brown, members of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission and employees of the state Department of Environmental ...
29, Mar 2015 - Multnomah, OR Kitzhaber commutes attempted murder sentence before leaving office
As one of his final acts in office, Oregon's outgoing governor, John Kitzhaber, commuted the prison sentence of a young inmate convicted of attempted murder.
29, Mar 2015 - Multnomah, OR Oregon Groups Say Modest Sentencing Reforms Have Cut Prison Population Growth
In the last year, Oregon’s prison population dropped  slightly, from about 14,700 people to about 14,600 people. Justice groups say that's the result of reforms-- and want the state to invest  in parole and treatment programs.
29, Mar 2015 - Salem, OR Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system
An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Corp. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.
29, Mar 2015 - Judge sides with Oregon, sends Oracle case to state court
Oregon has filed a new lawsuit against Oracle Inc. saying the company is planning to pull the plug on hosting the state's Medicaid system, which could jeopardize health insurance enrollment and re-enrollment for thousands of low-income Oregonians.
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