O'Connor Weber Lawyers Argue 8 Cases in Oregon Supreme Court since January 2018

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. Here are some highlights: o On May 8, 2018, Ryan argued State v. Norgren, after winning the case in the Court of Appeals. One week after argument, the Oregon Supreme Court dismissed the state’s petition for review, meaning that the Court of Appeals opinion stands. The opinion is the first in Oregon (and one of the first nationally) to recognize that a person’s active mental health crisis can prevent him or her from knowingly and intelligently waiving Miranda rights.
o On May 8, 2018, Jed argued Bogle v. State, an important post-conviction appeal that raises complicated procedural issues, including how post-conviction petitioners avoid procedural default. o On May 7, 2018, Lindsey argued Farmer v. Premo. Lindsey argued that her client deserves a new trial because, among other reasons, the jury convicted him of murder without hearing testimony from the 9-1-1 caller who reported the crime that Mr. Farmer was not the shooter. o On April 26, 2018, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled in Ryan’s favor in Garges v. Premo. The court held that a transfer of a prisoner does not necessarily moot out his or her claims of inadequate medical treatment. This is an important win for prisoners’ rights in Oregon, and it came only a few months after Ryan argued in the case on January 18, 2018. Read the opinion here: http://cdm17027.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17027coll3/id/6528/rec/1 o On March 7, 2018, Jason and Jed argued companion cases regarding the intersection of immigration and criminal law.
o On March 2, 2018, Lindsey argued State v. Madden at Willamette College of Law. The case addresses important limitations on police officers’ ability to seize persons who happen to be present at the location of a search-warrant execution. Stay tuned for updates on these and other cases!

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