Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching)
Oregon Ballot Measure - Ballot Measure Number 87
Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Article III, section 1, of Oregon Constitution ("separation of powers" clause) prohibits person from serving in more than one branch of the government at the same time; Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that provision prohibits state court judges from teaching at institutions of public education. Article II, section 10, prohibits state court judges from being compensated for military service in National Guard. Measure amends constitution to authorize any public university as defined by law to employ state court judges for purpose of teaching at Oregon public universities. Measure also authorizes employment of state court judges by Oregon National Guard for purpose of military service. Measure provides that such educational or military employment shall not preclude person from serving as state judge at same time.