Oregon DOJ News

Oregon Joins Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing Prolonged Detention of Children

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced Oregon is joining a coalition of 20 state Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s new rule circumventing the Flores Settlement Agreement, which since 1997 has restricted how long children can be held in immigration custody. The Trump administration wants to change the Flores Settlement and… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on August 26, 2019

Amicus Brief in Ramos v. Louisiana: Statement from Attorney General Rosenblum

In 1934, Oregonians voted to amend the Oregon constitution to allow for non-unanimous 11-1 or 10-2 jury verdicts in criminal prosecutions.  The United States Supreme Court upheld the use of non-unanimous verdicts in a 1972 case called Apodaca v. Oregon.  This fall, the Court will be considering another case (Ramos v. Louisiana) in which it… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on August 23, 2019

Oregon Challenges Trump Administration’s “Public Charge Rule”

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today joined four other states in filing a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) “Public Charge Rule”. The lawsuit claims the Rule targets working immigrants and their families who are in the United States legally with a visa or a green… View Article

Posted in Media Release on August 16, 2019

Oregon Sunshine Committee 2019 Public Notice

The Legislation Review Subcommittee of the Oregon Sunshine Committee will meet by phone on August 19 at 2pm. The agenda will include a review and approval of the minutes from prior meetings, discussion of how the Sunshine Committee and the Legislation Review Subcommittee should best engage with the Legislature during the interim and during session,… View Article

Posted in Media Release, Public Records Reform on August 16, 2019

Oregon Joins Lawsuit to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced today that Oregon will join the multistate lawsuit blocking the anticompetitive megamerger of telecommunications giants T-Mobile and Sprint. T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corporation are the third and fourth largest mobile wireless networks in the U.S., and are the lower-cost carriers among the “Big Four”, including Verizon Wireless and… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on August 12, 2019