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October 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Court: Occupy Portland protesters have right to trials

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that 50 people arrested during Occupy Portland protests two years ago are entitled to jury trials, even though prosecutors downgraded the misdemeanor charges to violations with no threat of jail sentences. The ruling on Thursday means prosecutors can’t unilaterally change a criminal prosecution to a noncriminal…


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