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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Oregon Supremes Reinstate Measure 37

Via BlueOregon:
This morning’s unanimous Oregon Supreme Court decision overturns the ruling by Marion County Circuit Court Judge Mary James Merten and upholds the voter passed property compensation act as constitutional.

Of course, the court did not rule on whether Measure 37 was a wise policy choice for Oregon voters. Rather, their decision was limited to the right of voters to create Measure 37.
TJ has some of the best excerpts from the decision at Loaded Orygun. Oregon needs to act quickly to repeal Measure 37 before the Beaver State's quality of life takes a big turn for the worse. And we up here in Washington State need to work very hard to make sure the Farm Bureau and its allies are defeated again.

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