Oregon Supreme Court

Opinions Filed in January 2021

State v. Pittman

In the context of Article I, section 12, of the Oregon Constitution, an act is not “testimonial” whenever its performance requires an individual to use his or her mental faculties. Rather, “[t]he information that an act communicates, and not the uncommunicated use of the mind, is what makes an act testimonial.”

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

State v. Skillicorn

Evidence is barred by OEC 404(3) if “the chain of logical relevance” connecting the evidence to the fact it is proffered to prove relies on “an inference relating to a person’s character or propensities.”

Area(s) of Law:
  • Evidence

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