Steven T. Wax, Oregon's federal public defender, has created a crack legal team to follow the rule of law, even fighting for those accused of terrorism
Since Steven T. Wax arrived in Oregon 28 years ago as federal public defender, he has battled the government that pays his salary to ensure that people accused of federal crimes, but who cannot afford an attorney, receive a fair trial. His position -- that no person and no place, not even Guantanamo, is outside the law -- has vaulted his team from quiet, homogenous Portland onto the world stage on terror issues.
Obama to Visit Cuba, Having Won Nothing for the Cuban People - The Ray Warner Show
State Sheriffs' Association: No support for illegal actions, threats of violence
The Oregon State Sheriffs' Association releases a statement that opposes the views of the occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge outside of Burns.
Seventy nine University of Oregon faculty who are not protected by tenure lost their jobs for the coming school year. The “contract nonrenewals” issued Monday are part of Pres. Michael Schill’s plan to redeploy cash to the university’s newly sharpened priorities — such as hiring 100 tenure track faculty over the next five years and making it easier for students to graduate on time.
Plea for Global Good: Rebid on 2021 Worlds
Handing back the right to host the 2021 world track and field championships would be a strong signal that track and field is truly serious about embarking on a more transparent path.
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Kitzhaber Speech Will Highlight Oregon Business Summit
"Corporate criminals routinely escape meaningful prosecution for their misconduct." This is the damning verdict of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) report released Friday, Rigged Justice: How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy (pdf).
Berserk "moran" militant promises ‘bloodbath’ as feds move in: ‘This is a free-for-all Armageddon’