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Senate Unanimous in Bill Protecting Student Medical Records

SB 1558 closes an end-run that University of Oregon officials made around privacy laws to access a student’s counseling records to use against her when she sued the university for its mishandling of her rape case involving the basketball team.

Partisan animosity broke down in Salem on Presidents’ Day, as Republicans frustrated by the Democratic agenda turned to D.C.-style delaying tactics, forcing House and Senate clerks to read, verbatim, dozens of pages of legalese in each bill before it could come to a vote.

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