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Political Chat: Supreme Court Won't Take Same-Sex Appeal

OPB | April 11, 2014 10:55 a.m. | Portland

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The week in politics featured a “non-decision” by the U.S. Supreme Court.  It chose not to take an appeal of a decision by a lower court.  The case concerned a refusal by a professional photographer to take photos at a same-sex commitment ceremony.  There could be implications for an initiative now being circulated in Oregon.

Some Oregon cities are moving to take advantage of the potential for moratoriums on new medical marijuana dispensaries.

And this week marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act.

Our political guys join us Friday mornings.  Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst, and he’s at the Academic Technologies studio on the Oregon State campus.  Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.


Editor’s Note: In the broadcast version of this political chat, we misidentified who Representative Earl Blumenauer was calling on to make a change in federal drug policy.  It was Attorney General Eric Holder.  OPB regrets the error.

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