291 ABA Journal Oregon articles.

Louisiana, Oregon should require unanimous juries for felony convictions, ABA House urges
Only two states, Louisiana and Oregon, permit felony convictions by a less than unanimous vote. At Monday’s meeting, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge those states to end the practice, raising concerns about how well it serves justice.
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff
President Donald Trump has pardoned Dwight and Steven Hammond, the Oregon ranchers whose arson conviction inspired the 40-day standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Hill and the Washington Post have stories.
1881 Initiative aims to increase the number of female AGs
The Democratic Attorneys General Association has launched an initiative to elect more women to an underestimated position: state attorney general. DAGA’s 1881 Initiative is named for the first year two women ran for—and lost—state AG seats. The goal is to ensure that by 2022 at least half the Democratic attorneys general will be women.
Suit claims landlord didn’t see lawyer’s clause freezing his rent in perpetuity

A lawsuit filed against an Oregon lawyer claims he drafted a clause in his lease that freezes his rent at $1,550 a month in perpetuity.

Landlord Angela Bell says in…

Judge orders teen to pay nearly $37M in restitution for starting wildfire

An Oregon judge has ordered a teen to pay $36.6 million in restitution for tossing fireworks in the Eagle Creek Canyon last September and sparking a wildfire that spread to…

Suit argues animals have the right to sue their abusers

A horse named Justice is entitled to recover the costs of his medical care and damages for pain and suffering from his alleged abuser, according to a negligence suit filed…

Oregon Supreme Court gets first African-American justice
Judge Adrienne Nelson, appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court, says the most important issues are those that people don’t feel entirely comfortable talking about.
Statements by Oregon State Bar and specialty groups draw fire

A statement by the mandatory state bar in Oregon and a second statement by specialty bar groups are drawing criticism from some lawyers who say they are too…

Legal technicians belong in courtrooms
One of the constant criticisms of the Washington limited license legal technician is that there only around 30 licensed technicians so far—even though the program is still in its infancy. A second challenge is that, currently, the LLLT cannot represent a client in court.
Lawyer accused of shooting at another attorney’s office now faces meth lab charges
A lawyer arrested for allegedly firing several shots at the office of an Oregon attorney is facing new charges stemming from a search of his home in Vancouver, Washington.
Lawyer described as a ‘decorated’ sniper is accused of shooting at another attorney’s office

Police have arrested a lawyer who practices in Portland, Oregon, for allegedly firing several shots at the office of another lawyer after an escalating dispute.

Police arrested Erik Graeff, 42,…

Federal judge in Nevada throws out charges against Cliven Bundy and sons, slams government

After finding that FBI evidence was not disclosed to the defense before trial along with “flagrant misconduct” by prosecutors, a federal judge threw out charges in Nevada against cattleman Cliven…

Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Order for debarking surgery in dog nuisance suit is upheld on appeal

An Oregon appeals court has upheld a trial judge’s order that a couple’s dogs must get debarking surgery to prevent them from disturbing their neighbors.

The appeals court ruled on…

Oregon county sues drugmakers for $250 million over opioids
Multnomah County, Oregon has filed a $250 million lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies for allegedly persuading physicians to overprescribe opioids and causing widespread addiction, The Oregonian reports.

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