2007 ORS § 138.261¹
Time within which certain appeals must be decided

(1) When a defendant is charged with a felony and is in custody pending an appeal under ORS 138.060 (Appeal by state) (1)(a) or (c), the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court shall decide the appeal within the time limits prescribed by this section.

(2)(a) Pursuant to rules adopted by the Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals shall ensure that the appeal is fully briefed no later than 90 days after the date the transcript is settled under ORS 19.370 (Certification of transcript).

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, the Court of Appeals may allow more than 90 days after the transcript is settled to fully brief the appeal if it determines that the ends of justice served by allowing more time outweigh the best interests of the public, the parties and the victim of the crime.

(3) The Court of Appeals shall decide the appeal no later than 180 days after the date of oral argument or, if the appeal is not orally argued, the date that the State Court Administrator delivers the briefs to the Court of Appeals for decision. Any reasonable period of delay incurred by the Court of Appeals on its own motion or at the request of one of the parties is excluded from the 180-day period within which the Court of Appeals is required to issue a decision if the Court of Appeals determines that the ends of justice served by a decision on a later date outweigh the best interests of the public, the parties and the victim of the crime.

(4)(a) In determining whether to allow more than 90 days after the transcript is settled to fully brief the appeal or more than 180 days after oral argument or delivery of the briefs to decide the appeal, the Court of Appeals shall consider whether:

(A) The appeal is unusually complex or presents novel questions of law so that the prescribed time limit is unreasonable; and

(B) The failure to extend the time limit would likely result in a miscarriage of justice.

(b) If the Court of Appeals decides to allow additional time to fully brief the appeal or to decide the appeal, the Court of Appeals shall state the reasons for doing so in writing and shall serve a copy of the writing on the parties.

(5) If the Supreme Court allows review of a decision of the Court of Appeals on an appeal described in subsection (1) of this section, the Supreme Court shall issue its decision on review no later than 180 days after the date of oral argument or, if the review is not orally argued, the date the State Court Administrator delivers the briefs to the Supreme Court for decision. Any reasonable period of delay incurred by the Supreme Court on its own motion or at the request of one of the parties is excluded from the 180-day period within which the Supreme Court is required to issue a decision if the Supreme Court determines that the ends of justice served by a decision on a later date outweigh the best interests of the public, the parties and the victim of the crime.

(6)(a) In determining whether to allow more than 180 days after oral argument or delivery of the briefs to decide the review, the Supreme Court shall consider whether:

(A) The review is unusually complex or presents novel questions of law so that the prescribed time limit is unreasonable; and

(B) The failure to extend the time limit would likely result in a miscarriage of justice.

(b) If the Supreme Court decides to allow additional time to decide the review, the Supreme Court shall state the reasons for doing so in writing and shall serve a copy of the writing on the parties.

(7) Failure of the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court to decide an appeal or review within the time limits prescribed in this section is not a ground for dismissal of the appeal or review.

(8) Any delay sought or acquiesced in by the defendant does not count against the state with respect to any statutory or constitutional right of the defendant to a speedy trial. [2001 c.870 §4b]