OREGON JUDGES HAVEN'T TAKEN CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED OATH
May 15, 2001
After experiencing great injustice in Oregon courts, abuse of power, and judges failure to uphold any law in favor of the innocent, I began to research, study, and learn, what, why, and how our judges are able to get away with it. What follows, is one topic and a fraction of what I have uncovered.
I drove up to the state capital to do some intensive research. What I uncovered at the Secretary of State Archives Division horrified me.
Since 1998, Oregon’s alleged Judges have been taking (swearing to) false, inadequate and incorrect oaths. The consequences of a judge not taking the constitutionally required oath, creates a scenario in which the alleged judge is biased and prejudiced while having no jurisdiction or authority to rule on any matter in Oregon.
There are three versions of a judges oaths.
The first oath is the original 1857-59 Constitution Article 7 Section 21 as drafted by our founding fathers.
Update: The first judge in over 90 years to take the original proper oath was Judge Ellen F. Rosenblum the week of October 3rd 2001 in Multnomah County, Oregon during a hearing in which her improper oath was challenged by a former Multnomah County Prosecutor.
The second version is Constitutionally Amended Article 7 Section 7, amended in 1910.
The third version is the false and incorrect oaths of office which most judges having been taking (swearing to) since 1998. This version has never been constitutionally amended! And, it has the words 'and impartially' omitted. Therefore it's un-constitutional and fraudulent.
Reference Oregon State Constitution, reprinted in any Oregon Blue Book.
The First Oath (original)
(Original) Section 21 “I _______ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of Oregon, and that I will faithfully, and impartially discharge the duties of a Judge of the Supreme, and Circuits (sic) Courts of said, State according to the best of my ability, and that I will not accept any other office, except Judicial offices during the term for which I have been elected.”
The Second Oath (constitutionally amended)
(Amended) Section 7 “I, _______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States, and the constitution of the State of Oregon, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of a judge of the supreme court of this state, according to the best of my ability, and that I will not accept any other office, except judicial offices, during the term for which I have been elected.”
The Third and fraudulent oath, in use since 1998
Note: The fraudulent oath in use today, reprinted below, has vital and crucial words omitted. These words are highlighted in red above, in the proper oaths.
"I, _______, do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Oregon, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Judge of the Circuit Court according to the best of my ability, and that I will not accept any other office, except a judicial office, during the term for which I have been elected."
What was their motive to omit, words like "and impartially"? Is it possible the word "impartially" was omitted in order to allow judges to be biased and unjust?
Below for example purposes are copy's of few Josephine County judges’ Oaths. With a quick look, one will notice that Judge Allan H. Coon has a Amended 7 Sec. 7, while the other judges have an improper oath or no oath at all. Judge Coon is one of few judges statewide who have a constitutionally proper oath.
I encourage others to research their judges oaths in their states.
J. Loyd O'Neal
Allan H. Coon
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William J. MacKay
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The evidence and reference, Circuit & Supreme Court Judges must take same oath..
Article 7 (Original) Section 10 “Supreme and circuit judges; election in classes. When the white population of the State shall amount to Two Hundred Thousand the Legislative Assembly, may provide for the election of Supreme, and Circuit Judges, in distinct classes, one of which classes shall consist of three Justices of the Supreme Court, who shall not perform Circuit duty, and the other class shall consist of the necessary number of Circuit Judges, who shall hold full terms without allotment, and who shall take the same oath as Supreme Judges.”
See ORS General Index, Page C-23, heading “CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES”,
Sub-heading “Oaths, judges (C), CONST. VII (Orig) Section 10”
After this historic discovery, Dennis Roller of The Grants Pass daily Courier was offered this story and documentation, in which he declined. Associated Press (AP) and the Oregonian both ran stories regarding judges improper oaths.