Threats to the Courts

Oregonians need to know that their justice system faces serious challenges on several fronts.

Threats include:

  • Budgetary crises due to inadequate funding.
  • Attempts to undermine the impartiality of our courts through ballot measures.
  • Poorly maintained courthouses throughout the state.
  • Misleading criticism.
  • Threats of electoral defeat.
  • The Myth of Judicial Activism

What’s at stake?

Without the right protections, our court system could become unable to provide the ability to resolve disputes for those who need it most. And the process for choosing judges could become more susceptible to political or commercial pressures.