Daily Archives: February 21, 2006

BOOYA! MEASURE 37 UPHELD BY OREGON SUPREME COURT. JUDGE JAMES: RESIGN

Another sign of the Apocolypse, perhaps?
The high court SLAMS Judge Mary Merten James’ previous incoherent, outcome based ruling. Recalljudgejames.com the effort continues. This judge needs to be recalled, spanked, and sent to her room without any coco. In fact, so thoroughly discredited was Judge James’ decision on M37, that it was tantamount to sending her back to school. So maybe she should save us the trouble of recalling her and simply resign in disgrace.

Here’s the conclusion of the decision by the Oregon Supreme Court (find the entire ruling here).

In sum, we conclude that (1) plaintiffs’ claims are justiciable; (2) Measure 37 does not impede the legislative plenary power; (3) Measure 37 does not violate the equal privileges and immunities guarantee of Article I, section 20, of the Oregon Constitution; (4) Measure 37 does not violate the suspension of laws provision contained in Article I, section 22, of the Oregon Constitution; (5) Measure 37 does not violate separation of powers constraints; (6) Measure 37 does not waive impermissibly sovereign immunity; and (7) Measure 37 does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The trial court’s contrary conclusions under the state and federal constitutions were erroneous and must be reversed.
The judgment of the circuit court is reversed, and the case is remanded for entry of judgment in favor of defendants and intervenors.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

OY! Latest Salvo in the Loony ‘Toons

The latest cartoon is by a University of Toronto student newspaper cartoonist. Find it here.
The cartoon depicts Mohammed and Jesus kissing. Gads.

“The cartoon is a sort of Canadian statement on religious tolerance,” said [editor Nick] Ragaz.

“This is not an act of hate,” he said. “It’s controversial, yes, but it’s no attack.”

Continued Ragaz: “We will not be pulling the issues from the stands or withdrawing the cartoon from our website.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

BOOYA! MEASURE 37 UPHELD BY OREGON SUPREME COURT. JUDGE JAMES: RESIGN

Another sign of the Apocolypse, perhaps?
The high court SLAMS Judge Mary Merten James’ previous incoherent, outcome based ruling. Recalljudgejames.com the effort continues. This judge needs to be recalled, spanked, and sent to her room without any coco. In fact, so thoroughly discredited was Judge James’ decision on M37, that it was tantamount to sending her back to school. So maybe she should save us the trouble of recalling her and simply resign in disgrace.

Here’s the conclusion of the decision by the Oregon Supreme Court (find the entire ruling here).

In sum, we conclude that (1) plaintiffs’ claims are justiciable; (2) Measure 37 does not impede the legislative plenary power; (3) Measure 37 does not violate the equal privileges and immunities guarantee of Article I, section 20, of the Oregon Constitution; (4) Measure 37 does not violate the suspension of laws provision contained in Article I, section 22, of the Oregon Constitution; (5) Measure 37 does not violate separation of powers constraints; (6) Measure 37 does not waive impermissibly sovereign immunity; and (7) Measure 37 does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The trial court’s contrary conclusions under the state and federal constitutions were erroneous and must be reversed.
The judgment of the circuit court is reversed, and the case is remanded for entry of judgment in favor of defendants and intervenors.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

OY! Latest Salvo in the Loony ‘Toons

The latest cartoon is by a University of Toronto student newspaper cartoonist. Find it here.
The cartoon depicts Mohammed and Jesus kissing. Gads.

“The cartoon is a sort of Canadian statement on religious tolerance,” said [editor Nick] Ragaz.

“This is not an act of hate,” he said. “It’s controversial, yes, but it’s no attack.”

Continued Ragaz: “We will not be pulling the issues from the stands or withdrawing the cartoon from our website.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com