SJR 8 Allows a Judge to be Impeached

SJR 8 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:

This bill would have amended the Oregon Constitution to allow impeachment of a judge by the House, that they be tried in the Senate, and convicted by a three-fifths vote.

Limited Government
Currently, Oregon does not have an impeachment process. We only have a recall process.


  1. Lynn Bryant DeSpain says:

    Our National and Oregon Constitutions call for the Judicial, Legislative and Administrative Houses to remain separate, with the “Specific Conditions for Impeachment” in place for the President. No such “Conditions” have the potential to exist in the Judicial. Therefore it would place an undue and unwarranted potential of “Threat” over the Judicial to “Fall in Step with the Political Platform” of whatever Party is in control on the Legislative Branch.

  2. BJ says:

    Most judges in Oregon are put in place by the governor, which is why our judicial system is now on the far left. Once a judge’s term nears the end, they resign if they no longer wish to be on the bench. This allows the governor to then appoint another judge into that vacated position. Naturally, the governor appoints judges who dance to her tunes. This puts the new judge in as an incumbent for the next election. How many times do we see more than one judge’s name in a slot for a single position on our ballots? These judges are all working for the governor, not We The People. The People need a way to keep the judicial system in line.

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