Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in December 2020

State v. Ciraulo

“[I]nstructing the jury that it could return a non-unanimous guilty verdict [is] not structural error [w]here a jury poll reveals that the jury unanimously found the defendant guilty of the charged offense[s], the nonunanimous jury instruction [can] be held harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.” State v. Flores Ramos, 367 Or 292, 319-20 (2020).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Law

Friends of Columbia Gorge v. Energy Fac. Siting Coun.

Under ORS 183.497(1)(a), “the court may…allow a petitioner reasonable attorney’s fees and costs if the court finds in favor of the petitioner.” Under ORS 20.075(1)-(2), “what counts as ‘reasonable attorney fees' is an exercise of judicial discretion based on the statutory factors” that are listed.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Attorney Fees

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