Willamette Law Online

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Willamette Law Online is committed to providing timely, informative, and accurate case summaries from the courts that shape law in the Pacific Northwest.

Willamette Law Online functions as a notification service, alerting users to legal decisions and trends, and is neither intended to be a comprehensive resource of case law nor a substitute for in-depth legal research.

US Courts Current Summaries

United States Supreme Court

The final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.

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US Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

The writ issued to a lower court to review the lower court's judgment for legal error and review where no appeal is available as a matter of right.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Appeals from Opinions and Orders of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon are heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Oregon Courts Current Summaries

Oregon Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the Oregon judicial branch.

The Oregon Supreme Court has seven elected justices.

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Oregon Court of Appeals

With the exception of a limited number of appeals, this court receives every appeal or judicial review taken from Oregon's trial courts and administrative agencies.

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Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has the exclusive jurisdiction to review all governmental land use decisions, whether legislative or quasi-judicial in nature.

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Archived Summaries

Intellectual Property Courts

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