Murmurs: Meet The New Year. A Lot Like The Old Year.

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown is finally fulfilling her long-delayed promise to tackle campaign finance reform. Oregon is one of only four states that places no limits on political contri   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Long-time ACLU of Oregon Director Will Retire


Dave Fidanque, the long-time executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, announced last night he will retire in early 2015. Fidanque, 65, joined the ACLU in 1982 and became the group's executive director in 1993. The press release announcing his retirement pointed to several of the ACLU of Oregon's accomplishments under his leadership:“When Dave took over as executive director ...   More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

ACLU National President: Portland's JTTF Stance "A Very Good Type of Weirdness"


While we're waiting for City Hall's next, next move in the debate on whether to rejoin the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a civil-rights heavyweight weighed in on the issue Friday in Portland. Susan Herman, the national president of the American Civil Liberties Union, told the City Club of Portland the question presents some "very challenging issues of accountability and secrecy."Herman did not ...   More
Saturday, March 12, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Powell's, ACLU and Allies Beat Anti-Porn Law at U.S. Court of Appeals

Arts & Books
Powell's Books and a slew of co-plaintiffs from the arenas of publishing, civil rights and public health have won the latest round in a dispute over Oregon laws that deal with how law enforcement treats sexually explicit published materials. Powell's and its allies argued against the Oregon Department of Justice that the state laws are too broad; today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed ...   More
Monday, September 20, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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