Monthly Archives: December 2011

Governor Kitzhaber, the Death Penalty and PERS

On November 22, 2011, Governor Kitzhaber issued a temporary reprieve to Gary Haugen from his death sentence for the murder of a fellow prisoner.  The Governor declared that he would not permit any other executions during his term.  Among the … Continue reading

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The Judges Of Their Own Case – Or Maybe Not

Our legal system is based on the English common law.  Since at least 1215, the year the magna carta was signed, the common law recognized that no person can be the judge of that person’s own case.  That was fundamentally unfair and violated … Continue reading

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All Oregon judges are PERS Members. What are you going to do?

On December 6, 2011, an article published on the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 website included comments from long time public employee union attorney  Greg Hartman on the lawsuit I have filed to invalidate certain PERS administrative rule.  One of the primary … Continue reading

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The PERS Pick Up, It’s Unfair To Oregon

The PERS pick up is unfair, fundamentally unfair.  It’s fundamentally unfair because it gives the 70% of PERS members who have their employee contribution picked up an additional benefit, based on fictional income, that they never received.  That’s unfair to the people … Continue reading

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PERS And The So-Called 1996 and 2003 Fixes

In response to a November 26, 2011 PERS story in the Oregonian by Jeff Mapes, the following exchange occurred on www.oregonlive.com: elmexijediNovember 28, 2011 at 10:54AM Follow “until Judges are not on PERS nothing will entirely be fixed Inappropriate? Alert us. ReplyPost … Continue reading

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AFSCME Strikes Back

The following article was posted on the Oregon AFSCME Council 75 website in response to my PERS lawsuit.  Mr. Hartman, a long time public employee union attorney made a number of comments in the article, including the observation that there are legal … Continue reading

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Associated Press News Article

The following article from the Associated Press was published in the Bend Bulletin on December 6, 2011.  It is also in the Oregonian on-line edition at: Lawsuit seeks to invalidate Ore. pension decisions | oregonlive.com Bend lawyer files appeal in … Continue reading

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