Measure 94 Comments

The failure of Measure 94 – allowing judges to serve to older ages – would normally be considered a housekeeping measure. Those have typically passed in Oregon. Measure 94’s failure certainly is partly due to a lack of explanation to the general public that safeguards would still be in place to get rid of senile judges, etc. Another factor could also be that in this period of hyperbolic rhetoric that the basics are being forgotten. This last point leads to the idea that the current Democratic control of government is more about a particular party than a trust in government. Witness virtually the entire Democratic leadership lining up behind Measure 97 last year and its landslide failure.

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