2015 ORS 174.030¹
Construction favoring natural right to prevail

Where a statute is equally susceptible of two interpretations, one in favor of natural right and the other against it, the former is to prevail.

Law Review Cita­tions

31 WLR 179 (1995)

Chapter 174

Law Review Cita­tions

32 WLR 1 (1996); 34 WLR 219 (1998)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 174—Construction of Statutes; General Definitions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors174.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 174, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano174.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.