The 5-to-1 ruling delivered a fatal blow to a four-year-long legal push by Portland landlords to kill a city ordinance that requires landlords to pay renters when those landlords raise rents by 10% or more over a one-year period.
The city of Portland is back in court this week defending a four-year-old city rule that requires landlords pay renters’ moving fees if they significantly increase rent or issue an eviction notice without cause.
Oregon lawmakers have been battling Secretary of State Shemia Fagan in court over who gets to draw political boundaries based on the latest census data. The Oregon Supreme Court sided with lawmakers in a ruling Friday. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart fills us in.
The Oregon Supreme Court is hearing a series of cases Tuesday that deal with nonunanimous juries. The state is trying to determine the scope of the cases affected following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared nonunanimous juries unconstitutional.