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Oregon Removal of Judges, Measure 2 (1968)

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The Oregon Removal of Judges Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the Oregon Supreme Court to remove judges of any court from office for being convicted of a felony, moral turpitude, persistent failure to perform duties or for habitual drunkenness or use of illegal narcotics.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1968)
Approveda Yes 690,989 92.38%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

2. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR REMOVAL OF JUDGES - Purpose: Empowers legislature to provide procedure for Supreme Court to remove judge of any court from office for:

(a) Conviction in any state or federal court of a crime punishable as felony or which involves moral turpitude; or
(b) Willful misconduct in a judicial office, involving moral turpitude; or
(c) Willful or persistent failure to perform judicial duties; or
(d) Habitual drunkenness or illegal use of narcotic drugs. Amendment’s removal procedure and Article II, section 18, recall provision, made exclusive.


NO □ [2]



  • Committee for Removal of Unfit Magistrates[1]
  • State Senator Victor Atiyeh
  • State Senator E.D. “Debbs” Potts
  • State Representative Don Wilson
  • State Representative Keith Skelton

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 29, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.