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Candidate for the Oregon Supreme Court!

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by 2000 456M, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. 2000 456M

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    About 3 weeks ago, Justice Gillette made a surprise announcent that he was retiring, creating a vacancy on the high court and I officially filed my candidacy just before year end.

    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/eim/cfDetail.do?page=search&cfRsn=8207

    For the past ten years, I've been presiding over some of the most complex cases in the state (I'm currently overseeing the Verizon/Frontier telecommunications asset transfer application) and, unlike any other appellate judge in the state, I have wide private sector experience, not just university, government or law firm employment.

    If you google my name, you'll get a pretty good idea of what I've been up to professionally for the past 17 years. (speaking of which, I purposely didn't put my full name in this post because a google search directing people here might be a distraction to the campaign).

    I hope that you will get the word out. The Oregon Code of Judicial Conduct forbids any judicial candidate from personally soliciting campaign contributions, but I am allowed to have a registered campaign committee:

    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/eim/sooDetail.do?sooRsn=47790

    In the interest of full disclosure and so you can make a more informed choice, I thought you should also see the filing of my opponent:

    https://secure.sos.state.or.us/eim/cfDetail.do?page=search&cfRsn=8266

    Since the election is nonpartisan and there will most likely just be the two of us running, whoever gets the majority of votes in the May primary wins. I hope you'll be there for the election night party in May.

    Allan
     
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  3. donv

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    Good luck, Allan!
     
  4. 2000 456M

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    Thanks, Don. I know I've got a big job ahead of me.
     
  5. BLAMPEE

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    #4 BLAMPEE, Jan 9, 2010
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    Yes, Allan! Good luck! My mother was a JA for one of the Supreme Court Justices for a few years in her 20-year JA career. :)
     
  6. Jonny Law

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    Best of luck Al.
     
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  8. 2000 456M

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    Thanks, guys. I've been involved in the interrelationships of politics, regulation, law and public policy for most of my career, but this is the first time I've run for office.
     
  9. $$$=SPEED

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    Best of Luck Allen,. I let me office knwo who they need to vote for and will get the word out. You got my vote!
     
  10. Mordalo

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    Good luck Allen. Even though we occasionally disagree I still think you are a good and honest man. :)
     
  11. 2000 456M

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    Thanks, Michael. I strive to leave any politics behind when I'm on the bench; it's all about the intent of the founders and legislators and the plain meaning of the law rationally applied to the facts. Except that judges can sharply differ as to what that means, which is why opinions are not often unanimous. Recently Scalia and Ginsburg were on the same side of a case--in the minority.
     
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  13. 4RE42

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    allan,

    michael here. I know that a wise voter examines pro/cons of each issue/candidate. However, I just like the idea of having another F-car in the Salem area.

    you have my vote - yes, I can be bought VERY easily as long as it includes F cars.

    Also, we just found out that our second child (june 10, 2010) is going to be a boy. that is two Ferrari "future pilots." Melinda and I may need to borrow the 456 from you.

    michael
     
  14. 2000 456M

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    The back seat of the 456 is great for kids; I think there's a thread on which child safety seats fit best.

    However, for obvious reasons, candidates for judicial offices cannot and should not make campaign promises. ; )
     
  15. Tad Cody

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    Allan,

    Congrats on your candidacy and good luck on the campaign trail!

    Best,
    Tad
     
  16. SCousineau

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    Which Case was that Alan?

    -scousineau
     
  17. 2000 456M

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    #14 2000 456M, Jan 26, 2010
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    Actually, it was a 5-4 majority strange coalition last year that is to be revisited with a likely different result. Sixth Amendment Melendez-Diaz v. Mass 129 S.Ct. 2527 (2009), and the right to confront the lab technician on test results for cocaine. I had heard that a case turning on the same issue was recently granted certiorari in all probability only because Sotomayor had replaced Souter and THEN assuming the other justices keep their prior stances, Ginsberg and Scalia will be in the minority.
     
  18. FerrariGuy2007

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    Best of Luck Allen
     

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