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Oregon Three-Fourths Verdicts in Civil Cases, Measure 32 (1910)

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The Oregon Three-Fourths Verdicts in Civil Cases Amendment, also known as Measure 32, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for verdict by three-fourths of a jury in civil cases, prohibited re-trial without evidence, established six-year terms for state judges and increased the jurisdiction of the Oregon Supreme Court.[1]

Measure 15 amended Article VII of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 32 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 44,538 53.06%
No39,39946.94%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For amendment to the Constitution of the State of Oregon, providing for verdict by three-fourths of jury in civil cases; authorizing grand juries to be summoned separate from the trial jury, permitting change of judicial system by statute, prohibiting re-trial where any evidence to support verdict; providing for affirmance of judgement on appeal notwithstanding error committed in lower court, directing Supreme Court to enter such judgement as should have been entered in lower court; fixing terms of Supreme Court; providing judges of all courts be elected for six years, and increasing jurisdiction of Supreme Court. --- Vote YES or NO.

362. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

363. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Path to the ballot

Measure 32 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 7, 1910.[1]

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