SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will decide next year whether judges should be allowed to serve in the National Guard or teach at public universities.
The state House voted Friday to refer the question to the November 2014 ballot. The Senate did the same on Tuesday. A ballot referral does not require the governor’s signature.
The Oregon constitution prohibits judges from working for other branches of government. The constitution also makes it illegal for someone to hold more than one paid position in government.
Judges are allowed to teach at Oregon’s private law schools, Willamette University and Lewis and Clark College, but not at the University of Oregon.
State jobs beyond military service and university teaching would continue to be off limits for judges.
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