Court had been in session for close to an hour before Ms. Nilsen’s turn came.
Legal officials in Oregon and Washington said their states have not agreed to a reported $12 billion settlement reached Wednesday between some 2,000 local and state governments and Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.
In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.
The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
A judge said Tuesday the Oregon State Hospital is in contempt of court because defendants ordered to receive treatment there instead languished in jail.
A federal judge in Portland said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction preventing new Trump administration rules that could’ve taken funding away from certain abortion providers from going into effect.