MULTNOMAH COUNTY OREGON
Release: April 14, 2005
Contact: Jenny Morf, Office of Multnomah County Attorney, 503-988-3138
Multnomah County Attorney’s Office
Statement on the Li v. State of Oregon ruling
“We appreciate the Supreme Court’s thoughtful review of this case, and that they and the
other courts have acted so quickly to resolve the issue. We can’t speak to the specifics of
the Court’s ruling until we’ve had a chance to carefully review the decision.
“Our office’s role is to offer our best understanding of Oregon law as it stands. The
Supreme Court’s job is to rule on what Oregon law actually means, and we’re thankful
that it has done so.
“Chair Linn made her decision last March based on the legal opinions of the County’s
attorneys as to the state of the law then in place. Since then, several other prominent
attorneys and law professors have given the same or similar opinions.
“A statement may be forthcoming after we’ve had a chance to fully review the decision.”
If you have further questions, contact Jenny Morf in the County Attorney’s office at 503-
Public Affairs Office
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