Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in September 2020

State ex rel Rosenblum v. Nisley

Under ORS 236.010 (1)(g), an office becomes vacant if the “incumbent ceases to possess any other qualification required for election or appointment to such office.” Under ORS 8.630, a district attorney must be admitted to practice law in Oregon.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Election Law

City of Damascus v. State of Oregon

ORS 221.610 and ORS 221.621 set out the requirements for elections. Additionally, a legislature may pass a retroactive law unless it impairs a right of contract or vested right, and home rule provisions provide that cities may supply the manner of utilizing the initiative and referendum powers as to their municipal legislation.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Municipal Law

State v. Weaver

“[T]hreats against witnesses are intolerable. Substantial government interference with a defense witness’ free and unhampered choice to testify violates due process rights of the defendant.” United States v. Goodwin, 625 F2d 693, 703 (5th Cir 1980).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

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