Press release and legal opinion opposing the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram

Title

Press release and legal opinion opposing the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram

Description

A press release and legal opinion from the office of Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer concerning the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram as a city. Frohnmayer is quoted as saying that Rajneeshpuram cannot be incorporated because the community was 'a total fusion of government and of religious functions,' and as such would violate the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. The press release is followed by the text of Frohnmayer's legal opinion. This item was a part of the papers of Bob Oliver, Governor Atiyeh's legal counsel.

Creator

Oregon. Department of Justice

Subject

Rajneeshpuram (Or.)
Rajneeshees

Identifier

PUA_MS96_2683

Rights

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