“There have been some great merger developments in the past five years. And there are a few open questions left. . . . [T]his is the big one: since merger can be defeated by a demonstration of separate victims, what about those crimes (ID Theft, ECSA) where sometimes the victim is a real person and sometimes it's the state?”
“The death of Trayvon Martin in Florida has raised many questions about the “Stand Your Ground” statute in the state. This statute allows a person to use deadly force in cases of self-defense if needed, even if not in the home.
“Mayor Sam Adams told Occupy Portland demonstrators that medical marijuana is not allowedin the downtown camp sandwiched between the State and Federal courthouses. . . . In response, one critic asked Mr. Adams via twitter, 'By what power does the Mayor exact this?'”
“Public defender Paula Lawrence filed motions alleging the juvenile department had broken the rules with regard to three of her juvenile clients. . . . Lawrence cited Oregon Revised Statute 169.770 as grounds.”
“. . . Oregon Revised Statute 167.121 enables municipalities to allow and regulate social gaming within their jurisdictions. As such, the question being posed to Cave Junction voters on the ballot is a simple one. . . .”
Illinois Valley News / Scott Jorgensen - Dec 23, 2009
“Early next year, the Cave Junction City Council might consider allowing citizens to vote on allowing social gaming — bingo, lotto, raffles or Monte Carlo events — to occur within city limits.
The state grants municipalities authority to regulate those activities under Oregon Revised Statute 167.121. ...”
“Sin City banned the ‘stripper mobile’ so its promoter is taking his show on a nationwide tour.
One stop: Portland.
Because of Oregon’s lax public indecency laws, promoter Larry Beard of Déjà Vu Showgirls is targeting the city of Portland for full-nude exposure...”
“... The Beagleys defense argues that even if the state is right in asserting that parents have a duty to provide medical care to a child, Oregon law does not state that it is an explicit characteristic of criminally negligent homicide.
In their motions, defense attorneys for the two point to other statutes concerning murder and second-degree manslaughter, which explicitly say can be caused by “neglect or maltreatment.” ...”
Western Oregon Journal / Erin Higgins - Nov 2, 2009
“The arrest of Jeffrey L. Maxwell, 30, covered in the "Western Oregon Journal" on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, has re-ignited the sparks of an on-going national controversy concerning possession of firearms on university campuses. ...”
“One of the toughest lessons on the law for non-attorneys is that The Law is not black and white and that searching for The Law, or The Answer, in the texts of statutes and constitutions is only the beginning of the research adventure. ...”
“Recent stories in the newspapers keep saying, “a 1999 statute” changed the law in Oregon [about religion as a defense when parents withhold medical treatment from their child] without otherwise identifying WHICH statute...”