On July 25, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court denied my petition for review of the Court of Appeals case that refused to have non-PERS judges decide Re v. PERS. The Supreme Court’s decision means that under current Oregon law all PERS lawsuits must be decided by judges who are PERS members, even when those judges have a substantial financial interest in the outcome of the case.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not explain why I was not entitled to have my case decided by judges who were impartial but the court was not required to give any explanation.
This matter, however, is not over. I will continue in my efforts to restore fundamental fairness to PERS lawsuits and I will not stop until that issue is finally decided by judges who are not PERS members.