Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oregonian Guest Editorial October 30, 2013

The following is a Guest Editorial that I wrote which was published in the Oregonian on October 30, 2013. Dan Re PERS decisions undermined by conflicts of interest in Oregon courts: Guest opinion Guest Columnist By Guest Columnist The Oregonian … Continue reading

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Responses Filed To Motions To Disqualify Justices in SB 822 Litigation

On October 17, 2013, responses were filed to COID’s motions to disqualify the Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court and the Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court to propose facts upon which the SB 822 litigation will be determined.  … Continue reading

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Are Judges Really PERS Members? You Bet They Are.

Many PERS members argue that there is no problem in having judges who are PERS members decide PERS cases because the judges are not really part of the same PERS retirement system that other public employees are in.  But that argument is … Continue reading

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Who Will Object To Impartial Judges For The SB 822 Litigation?

On October 3, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court granted Central Oregon Irrigation District’s (COID) motion to intervene in the SB 822 litigation.  That litigation was initiated by PERS members who want to invalidate the reductions that SB 822 made to PERS … Continue reading

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PERS Is Now Off The Table For Gov. Kitzhaber – But It’s Not Really Off The Table

After passage of the “Grand Bargain” by the Legislative Assembly on October 2, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber proclaimed “The Public Employees Retirement System is off the table for this governor,” …. “We are done. We are going to move on to … Continue reading

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