Jed Peterson wins Oregon Supreme Court case
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. O'Connor Weber Senior Associate Jed Peterson had argued that a habeas corpus plaintiff's transfer and confinement out of state does not prohibit him from bringing a habeas claim in Oregon. The Oregon Supreme Court agreed and also held that the habeas plaintiff had alleged valid constitutional violations and that the director of the Oregon Department of Corrections was the proper defendant. The court remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings.
The Oregonian wrote an article about the Court of Appeals decision in this case, available here