May 31, 2022

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Oregon: Are the Federal Courts Trumped?

With the drastic rightward shift in the federal judiciary, does it make more sense for public interest cases to be filed in state court where stronger protections may be available? This conversation will be based upon a paper by longtime Oregon civil rights lawyer Michael Dale, that explores using the state court system as an alternative means of judicially enforcing civil rights in Oregon. State courts have independent, unreviewable authority to interpret state civil rights and constitutional law, and ample reasons for asserting that independence.


Michael Dale, Executive Director, Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Hon. Jack Landau, Former Associate Justice, Oregon Supreme Court

Jennifer Middleton, Partner, Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton

Emily Teplin Fox, Attorney, Oregon Law Center