GOP 'super-lawyer' backs Marion County appeal of Oregon State Hospital case to 9th Circuit

Posted by James Bopp, Jr. | Apr 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

GOP 'super-lawyer' backs Marion County appeal of Oregon State Hospital case to 9th Circuit

Adrienne Nelson, the federal judge who's taken over a case overseeing the Oregon State Hospital, is a former public defender who'd become the first Black justice of the Oregon Supreme Court before receiving a federal appointment from President Joe Biden.

Her predecessor on the case until March, Michael Mosman, was a former prosecutor who was appointed by former President George W. Bush. 

What the two have in common? A failure to be persuaded by Marion County's efforts to steer management of the state's primary psychiatric institution in a different direction — one that county officials contend would better address public safety as well as the care of people experiencing mental illness. Continue reading article here.

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