Oregon Circuit Court Stops Measure 7
On Thursday, February 22, 2001, Oregon Circuit Court Judge Paul J. Lipscomb issued his opinion on Ballot Measure 7 in a suit for declaratory judgment brought by Audrey McCall, Hector McPherson, the League of Oregon Cities, and many other supporters of Oregon’s existing land use planning program. Judge Lipscomb concluded that the preliminary injunction he issued on December 6, 2000, should be made permanent and formally declared that Measure 7 was not validly enacted in accordance with procedures required by the Oregon Constitution. Judge Lipscomb emphasized that his opinion did not address the merits of Measure 7. View full article (PDF).