Author Archives: ksroggendorf

Robinson v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. — Oregon Supreme Court changes its personal jurisdiction test

It’s a law geek’s dream: a personal jurisdiction case that overturns an older “mechanistic” standard with a functional, fact-dependent test.  The final result: who knows where the personal jurisdiction boundary lies! In Robinson v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. (S060226) the court  … Continue reading

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Freeman Water Tank – KSR In the News

Sent a letter to the City of Portland, telling them why they shouldn’t be selling a piece of property in SW Portland.  The City sold this property on Craigslist of all places.  No realtors, no newspaper ads, nothing but a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, same old government antics

It seems to me like a major restructuring of taxation is a “policy” that can be referred to the voters.  But for Metro, the will of the people won’t stand in the way of a prized development goal: The Multnomah … Continue reading

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Cesium 137 coming to the West Coast?

A lot of what’s on Zerohedge is alarmist, or hyped (and the comments are a morass of paranoia and cranks), but if even half of this is accurate, the West Coast is heading for a major surge of radiation from … Continue reading

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Friday Photo (2 days late)

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Kelly Clark the Artist

After a few days of reflection, my contribution to the public praise of this great man. A lot has been said about Kelly as a lawyer (he was indeed one of the best of his generation), an abuse advocate (none … Continue reading

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My friend, mentor, and brother, Kelly Clark — Requiescat In Pace

I can’t really say much beyond what I wrote earlier to an email to friends: For 13 years, Kelly and I “shared a brain”: I would know what he wanted to say, and he always knew best how to say … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Upper Tumalo Falls, outside of Bend

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Private vs. Public Socialism

David Simon, a professional writer whom I do not know, laments the inability of capitalism to appreciate the mediating quality of socialism.  I’ve never been a “market red in tooth and claw” type of person, so I think I understand … Continue reading

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The Troubling Priorities of Cardinal Mahony

A friend emailed this link to me and advised “don’t read it unless you’re prepared to get very angry.” Indeed. He seemed almost temperamentally unable to see a problem and not do something. When a cathedral fire alarm stopped working, … Continue reading

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