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The Boy Scouts of America kept a file on a former Maryland congressman after a highly publicized scandal involving his alleged solicitation of a 16-year-old male prostitute in 1980.
The recent release of a "treasure-trove" of names, dates and locations of men suspected of molesting boys in Scouting is likely to have broad impact, from sparking new lawsuits to forcing youth-serving organizations to ramp up their efforts to protect children in their care, according to experts in child sexual abuse.
A searchable online file of hundreds of men who volunteered decades ago as Scout leaders and were suspected of sexual abuse was posted Thursday by an Oregon law firm.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday approved the release of 20,000 pages of so-called perversion files compiled by the Boy Scouts of America on suspected child molesters within the organization for more than 20 years, giving the public its first chance to review the records.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that people in the state with medical marijuana cards also can carry concealed weapons.
Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession. She is part of what is considered the first major court case in the country to consider whether guns and marijuana can legally mix.
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters faces a showdown at the Oregon Supreme Court on March 3 with a local medical marijuana patient who was denied a concealed handgun permit.
It's drawn little attention, and no organized opposition, but voters next month will be asked to change Iowa's Constitution to remove the term "idiot" in defining who is eligible to vote.