State integrity news for Oregon from SII partner Oregon Public Broadcasting:
If you go before a judge for a traffic ticket, to get a divorce, or deal with a crime, you want to know the court system is clean. The Center for Public Integrity and Public Radio International have assembled a report card that rates judicial accountability. Oregon's grade was a "D."
No state west of the Mississippi received an "A." But that doesn't mean that state courts are rife with corruption. The project looks at mechanisms designed to catch problems in the system.
Read and hear more from Oregon Public Broadcasting.