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February 13, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush announced Monday he is nominating Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Jones to be U.S. district judge for the Oregon district.
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December 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
A judge blocked Oregon from putting its first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law into effect Tuesday until a court can decide if the voter-approved measure is constitutional. Measure 16, narrowly approved in November, allows a patient to request a lethal dose of drugs if at least two doctors determine the person has less than six months to live. "Surely, the first assisted suicide law in this country deserves a considered, thoughtful constitutional analysis," U.S.
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December 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
A law that would have made Oregon the first government in the nation to allow doctor-assisted suicides for the terminally ill was blocked by a federal judge Wednesday, a day before it was to take effect. U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in Eugene issued a temporary restraining order, saying he wanted to hear arguments on whether the law is constitutional. He scheduled a Dec. 19 hearing. The state's voters approved Measure 16 on Nov. 8.
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December 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
A law that would have made Oregon the first government in the nation to allow doctor-assisted suicides for the terminally ill was blocked by a federal judge Wednesday, a day before it was to take effect. U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan in Eugene issued a temporary restraining order, saying he wanted to hear arguments on whether the law is constitutional. He scheduled a Dec. 19 hearing. The state's voters approved Measure 16 on Nov. 8.
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December 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
A judge blocked Oregon from putting its first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law into effect Tuesday until a court can decide if the voter-approved measure is constitutional. Measure 16, narrowly approved in November, allows a patient to request a lethal dose of drugs if at least two doctors determine the person has less than six months to live. "Surely, the first assisted suicide law in this country deserves a considered, thoughtful constitutional analysis," U.S.
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February 1, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge awarded a major victory to anti-abortion forces Wednesday in dismissing a lawsuit which asserted that Operation Rescue's blockades at family-planning clinics violated the civil rights of women seeking to use the clinics' services. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima denied claims by the National Abortion Federation and other pro-choice groups that Operation Rescue's actions violated a woman's right to travel and her right to obtain an abortion.
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October 13, 1990 | United Press International
A California white supremacist described to a jury Friday how he passed on the violent racist teachings of Tom Metzger to three Portland skinheads hours before they beat and kicked a black man to death. Allen David Mazzella, 21, testified on behalf of the victim's family, which is suing Metzger, 52, of Fallbrook, and Metzger's son John, 22.
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February 1, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge awarded a major victory to anti-abortion forces Wednesday in dismissing a lawsuit which asserted that Operation Rescue's blockades at family planning clinics violated the civil rights of women seeking to use the clinics' services. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima denied claims by the National Abortion Federation and other pro-choice groups that Operation Rescue's actions violated a woman's right to travel and her right to obtain an abortion.
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October 15, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oregon became the first state Tuesday where doctor-assisted suicide for dying persons is legal, as the Supreme Court rejected the final appeals of those who have until now blocked the state's voter initiative from taking effect. "It is clear . . . the Supreme Court is standing behind its own decision to support full and robust debate in the 50 states," said Portland attorney Eli Stutsman, a leading advocate of the 1994 law.
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March 19, 1998 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ NONA YATES, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Prompted by recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, judges are more actively weighing science on the scales of justice to decide for themselves whether new research is sound enough to be presented to a jury. From homicide and rape cases to product liability claims and complex antitrust litigation, courtroom proceedings today increasingly hinge on nuances of new technology, science or medicine, according to a recent federal courts study commission.
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February 13, 1990 | United Press International
President Bush announced Monday he is nominating Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Jones to be U.S. district judge for the Oregon district.
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