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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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13, Mar 2015 - Manson 'family' cult member to receive parole hearing in California
Robert Beausoleil has been in Oregon prison for last 20 years after marrying woman from state – officials will conduct hearing by telephone California officials are expected to consider parole Thursday for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson who has spent 45 years in prison and been denied supervised release 17 times. Robert Beausoleil, 67, originally was sentenced to death for the 1969 ...
17, Jan 2015 - Ore. high court may be asked to decide competency battle
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16, Jan 2015 - Benton, OR Oregon parents seek $36 million in water-birth lawsuit
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy seek $36 million in a lawsuit against an Oregon hospital system, alleging it misrepresented the risks of a water birth. An amended complaint filed Wednesday in Portland also asks a judge to stop Legacy Health System from performing water births. ...
12, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Man gets 30-year term for Oregon bomb plot
One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.
12, Oct 2014 - SOPRIDE Parade and Festvial
ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon Pride celebrations continued Saturday with the SOPRIDE Parade in Ashland. The momentum in Oregon is being echoed nationwide. The Supreme Court is allowing bans to be struck down in a handful of states through out the country. “It’s so exciting to see that domino effect through out the states. the … Continue reading »
12, Oct 2014 - Judge was wrong to force son of battered mom to take father's name, Oregon Appeals Court rules
The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a Washington County Circuit judge's decision.
12, Oct 2014 - Washington, OR Not guilty plea in Oregon work-release homicide
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend while their 2-year-old daughter cried in another room had just been temporarily released from a minimum-security facility where he had been held for violating a restraining order sought by the woman, court documents show.
12, Oct 2014 - Oregon judge orders accused cop killer to take his meds
It’s been nearly four years since police said Daniel Butts shot and killed Rainier police Chief Ralph Painter.
12, Oct 2014 - Somali-American gets 30 years for Oregon Christmas bomb plot
By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge sentenced a Somali-American man on Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting celebration in Oregon four years ago with a fake bomb supplied by undercover government agents. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Oregon State University student, was convicted in January 2013 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Portland, OR The Skanner Newspaper - Justice 4 Youth: Group Wants Reform of Oregon's Measure 11 Law
PHOTO: Multnomah Youth Commissioner Violeta Alvarez (center front with glasses) was one of the speakers at the Justice4Youth event in Portland's Pioneer Square, Saturday Sept. 13. Alvarez and other youth volunteers handed out information about a new campaign to repeal Measure 11 laws that allow teens to be tried and sentenced as adults.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge tosses inmate's sneaker warning lawsuit
An Oregon judge needed less than a half hour to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by an imprisoned pimp who contended Nike should have included a consumer warning on the sneakers the man used to beat a prostitute's customer.
12, Oct 2014 - Klamath Falls, OR Man gets 5 years after 22-pound meth seizure
A judge in southern Oregon has sentenced a 25-year-old man to five years in prison after Oregon State Police seized 22 pounds of methamphetamine from a vehicle in which he was a passenger.
12, Oct 2014 - Milton Freewater, OR Trial underway in 2011 Milton-Freewater killing
A trial is underway in Eastern Oregon for a man accused of killing a neighbor in 2011, and details emerged Monday during opening statements.
11, Oct 2014 - Klamath, OR Klamath County food stamp fraud
Klamath Falls, Ore. --- Another key figure in a food stamp fraud case in Klamath County pleads guilty. On Tuesday, Raphael Ortega-Vargas was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and ordered to pay back $125,000 dollars in restitution. Ortega-Vargas and Severo Toro-Castellon co-owned the meat market where prosecutors say they paid Oregon Trail card holder’s 50-cents on the dollar, and ...
11, Oct 2014 - Multnomah, OR Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
An Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland's town square four years ago.
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