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Alliance Alert

Feb 7, 2008

Spotlight on Oregon ADF Allied Attorney: Herbert Grey

Shasta Kearns Moore reports in the Beaverton Valley Times on Herbert Grey's involvement in ADF litigation:

Beaverton attorney Herbert Grey thinks people’s voices ought to be heard, especially in the rough-and-tumble political world.

His logic is simple: If someone signs a petition to refer a law to voters, that signature deserves to be counted, Grey said, just like a vote deserves to be counted.

“The signature of a referendum and initiative signer should be treated with the same deference as a vote on a ballot,” said Grey.

It was that conviction that led Grey to join a handful of attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund in Arizona in their federal legal challenge last month to the way Oregon’s county clerks approve and reject initiative petition signatures.

Grey and Alliance attorneys Austin Nimocks, Brian Raum and Benjamin Bull took their case to court Friday, losing a constitutional challenge before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman, who rejected their initiative petition signature argument and lifted a temporary injunction against the state’s domestic partnership law . . .

The Alliance attorneys’ argument centered on Referendum 303, which would have referred the domestic partnership law to voters in November.

The Alert's recent reports on developments in Oregon can be viewed here.


Tags:
  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Austin Nimocks
  • Benjamin Bull
  • Oregon
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