Yesterday, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) featured Ms. Burrows’s case because a federal appellate court struck down a similar ordinance from Boise, Idaho. (https://www.opb.org/news/article/homeless-camping-portland-boise-court-ruling-impact/ “State v. Barrett OPB article”) As Ms. Burrows explained in the article, “The 9th Circuit case isn’t binding on the Oregon Court of Appeals, but it is very persuasive, since Boise’s ordinance is so similar to Portland’s[.]”
The lawyers at O’Connor Weber won significant cases recently in post-conviction and on direct appeal of criminal convictions. This post summarizes a few recent developments.
The Oregon Supreme Court has heard eight cases from the O’Connor Weber team, Ryan, Jason, Jed, and so far this year. The cases cover a broad range of topics and raise complicated procedural and constitutional issues.
The Court agreed with Ryan O’Connor’s argument that his client’s active mental health crisis meant that he could adequately understand and waive his Miranda rights.
Attorney Lindsey Burrows works with community police-reform advocates and City Council to craft a replacement for the 48-hour rule.
The Supreme Court granted review on a case regarding police search warrant regulations.
The Oregon Supreme Court has ordered review of the lower courts’ decision to deny post-conviction relief to an Oregon woman currently serving a life sentence for aggravated murder.
The Oregon Innocence Project (OIP) filed a motion seeking DNA testing for an Oregon death row inmate, Jesse Johnson, as discussed in The Oregonian.
O’Connor Weber had the privilege of representing Portland’s first Hawaiian poke restaurant as they built their company and obtained licensing rights.
Today, in Taylor v. Peters, 360 Or 460 (2016), the Oregon Supreme Court held that an Oregon inmate who is confined in another state pursuant to the Western Interstate Corrections Compact can bring a habeas claim in Oregon courts.