Logging protesters win case

Appeals court strikes down an Oregon law that treats environmental protesters differently.

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The Oregon Court of Appeals struck down an Oregon law that the court said discriminates against environmental protesters.

The case grew out of arrests in March 2005 in the Siskiyou National Forest when protesters claimed old growth trees were being illegally logged as part of the timber salvage from the Biscuit fire three years earlier…

The appeals court said Wednesday the law didn’t violate the state constitution. But, the court said, it did violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution because it allows a protest over labor conditions but prohibits other protests.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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