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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 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,, 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
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29, Nov 2014 - Klamath Falls, OR Oregon Woman Being Held In East Timor
The U.S. State Department met with the ambassador of East Timor Friday. Officials discussed a woman from Oregon who’s being held at a prison in the tiny island nation.
29, Nov 2014 - Hood River, OR Documents: Mom told 911 she threw son off bridge
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Court documents say a woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son to his death off a coastal Oregon bridge recounted her actions to a 911 dispatcher.
29, Nov 2014 - Portland, OR Activist released from custody after judge's ruling
An immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation and was arrested this week on a federal charge of illegal re-entry has been temporarily released on a federal judge’s order. Judge Janice Stewart on Friday ordered Francisco Aguirre to be released while he’s awaiting the ...
29, Nov 2014 - Columbia, OR Marijuana Legalization: How The War On Drugs Is 'A War On Black And Brown People'
Momentum for marijuana legalization is growing across the country after voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia voted Tuesday for measures that will no longer make it a crime to possess pot . But for millions of blacks across the country, the justice system and the ongoing so-called war on drugs are still stacked against them.
28, Nov 2014 - DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions
SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »
28, Nov 2014 - Gates, OR Killcullen’s Killer in Treatment
PENDLETON, Ore. — Nearly three years later, Eugene Police Officer Chris’ Kilcullen’s killer remains outside a jail cell. Attorneys argue that severe mental illness wouldn’t allow Cheryl Kidd to aid and assist in her own criminal trial, but she was recently transferred out of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem to a secure residential treatment … Continue reading »
28, Nov 2014 - First round in Cover Oregon legal fight goes to state
The state of Oregon on Friday won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website after a judge rejected Oracle's effort to try the case exclusively in federal court.
28, Nov 2014 - Judge Says Crowing Oregon Rooster Must Go
Cock-a-doodle ado in Oregon: Judge says crowing rooster must go
28, Nov 2014 - Klamath Falls, OR Medical damages to Klamath Falls boy before Oregon Supreme Court
Klamath Falls, Ore. - Should there be dollar limits on court awards in medical malpractice cases? A multi-million dollar case involving a Klamath Falls boy is now before the Oregon Supreme Court. Lori Horton says her son Tyson nearly died as the result of a botched operation in 2009 at O.H.S.U. - but Oregon law says there's a 3 million dollar limit on damages. "The cap doesn't cover our ...
28, Nov 2014 - Exhumation approval in 1948 lovers' lane slayings gives hope to activist
After 15 years of investigating an unsolved double murder in Oregon, Ill., restaurateur Mike Arians' last hope is to exhume one of the victims. Now, Arians has a judge's approval to take that step.
28, Nov 2014 - Cock-a-doodle ado in Oregon: Judge says crowing rooster must go
CORNELIUS, Ore. - It was just the first of Mr. Rooster's problems that he was first believed to be a Ms.
28, Nov 2014 - Court: Prolonged traffic stop negates drug evidence
Justices rule in Portland case, abandon 1967 ruling in favor of U.S. Supreme Court tests. The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot stretch out a traffic stop illegally if they had no reasonable suspicion to detain the driver or passengers — even if police turn up incriminating evidence ...
28, Nov 2014 - Clackamas, OR Judge orders release of Portland immigrant activist
by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. by Nina Mehlhaf, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore. PORTLAND, Ore. -- A federal judge has ordered the temporary release of an immigrant activist who took refuge at an Oregon church to avoid deportation and was arrested this week on a federal charge of illegal re-entry.
28, Nov 2014 - Judge says Oregon woman's noisy rooster must go
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28, Nov 2014 - Klamath Falls, OR Oregon Supreme Court Hears OHSU Lawsuit
SALEM, Ore. — A 5-year old Klamath Falls boy could change the way public agencies are held accountable for their actions. The Oregon Supreme Court is hearing the case of Tyson Horton, the victim of a case of medical negligence. OHSU is willing to pay for the problems caused by a bad surgery on that … Continue reading »
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