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Oregon Appellate Court--June 6, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • June 14, 2018 • no comments

  • CRIMES-Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • EVIDENCE-Authentication
  • EVIDENCE-Hearsay
  • APPEALS-Preservation of error
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE-Juror qualification
  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF-Advice of immigration consequences
  • CONTEMPT-Judgment or order
  • EVIDENCE-Expert witnesses
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Oregon Supreme Court - May 2, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • June 5, 2018 • no comments

  • VICTIM'S RIGHTS -- Right to speak at sentencing
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Oregon Supreme Court - May 10, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • June 4, 2018 • no comments

  • SENTENCING -- Adult Sentencing of Juveniles
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Oregon Appellate Court--May 16, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • May 22, 2018 • no comments

  • SENTENCING -- Merger
  • JURY INSTRUCTIONS -- Accomplices
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE - In-camera review
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Scope of stop
  • APPEALS -- Mootness
  • DEFENSES -- Freedom of speech
  • SENTENCING -- Restitution
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Oregon Supreme Court - April 19, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • May 7, 2018 • one comment

  • ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENTS -- ORICO
  • APPEALS -- Preservation
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Oregon Appellate Court--April 11, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • May 7, 2018 • no comments

  • CIVIL COMMITMENT -- Sufficiency
  • EVIDENCE - Curative or conditional admissibility
  • POST-CONVICTION relief -- Ineffectiveness and tactical choices
  • APPEALS -- Preservation
  • EVIDENCE -- Expert testimony
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Oregon Appellate Court--April 4, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • April 19, 2018 • no comments

  • CRIMES -- Identity theft
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Lawful scope of traffic stop
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- 403 balancing
  • EVIDENCE -- Relevance
  • RIGHT TO COUNSEL -- Invocation
  • EVIDENCE -- Hearsay
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Requests for substitute counsel
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Witness-false-in-part instruction
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Mere-presence instruction
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Oregon Supreme Court - March 22, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • April 11, 2018 • no comments

  • Sentencing - CDO factors
  • LGBTQ issues
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Oregon Appellate Court--March 21, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • April 10, 2018 • no comments

RIGHT TO COUNSEL

SENTENCING 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE 
TRIAL PROCEDURE 
EVIDENCE 
CIVIL COMMITMENT 
SELF-INCRIMINATION 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE 
  • RIGHT TO COUNSEL -- Waiver
  • SENTENCING -- Merger
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Reasonable suspicion
  • SENTENCING -- Merger
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Closing argument
  • EVIDENCE -- Eyewitness testimony
  • CIVIL COMMITMENT -- Requirements for hearing
  • SELF-INCRIMINATION -- Compelling circumstances
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Reasonable suspicion
  • SEATCH AND SEIZURE -- Staleness
  • EVIDENCE -- Written reports and lack of memory
  • SENTENCING -- Compensatory fines
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Oregon Appellate Court--March 28, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • April 3, 2018 • no comments

MARIJUANA REGULATION

SENTENCING 


  • MARIJUANA REGULATION -- Preemption
  • SENTENCING -- Merger
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Oregon Appellate Court--March 14, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • March 28, 2018 • no comments

CRIMES

TRIAL PROCEDURE 
APPEALS 
STALKING/VROs 
SENTENCING 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE 
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Closed containers
  • CRIMES -- Burglary
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Accomplice instructions
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- MJOAs
  • APPEALS -- Preservation of Error
  • STALKING/VROs -- Acts constituting violation
  • CRIMES -- Endangering the welfare of a minor
  • SENTENCING -- Restitution
  • CRIMES -- Possession of concealed firearm
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Oregon Appellate Court--March 7, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • March 21, 2018 • no comments

POST-CONVICTION RELIEF

APPEALS
POST-CONVICTION RELIEF
TRIAL PROCEDURE 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE 


  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF - Inadequate assistance of counsel
  • APPEALS -- Scope of remand
  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF -- Remedies
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Motions in arrest of judgment
  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF - Statutes of limitations
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Motions in to correct the judgment
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Motions for judgment of Acquittal
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Inventory
  • POST-CONVICTION RELIEF -- Church hearings
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Oregon Supreme Court - March 1, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • March 16, 2018 • no comments

Evidence

Appeals
  • Evidence - other-bad-acts
  • Appeals - mootness
  • appeals -cross-appeals and cross-assignments of error
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Oregon Appellate Court--February 28, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • March 5, 2018 • no comments

SENTENCING

TRIAL PROCEDURE
EVIDENCE
CRIMES 
TRIAL PROCEDURE 
SENTENCING 
  • SENTENCING - Compensatory fines
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Good cause
  • EVIDENCE -- Other bad acts
  • CRIMES--Burglary
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Demurrers
  • SENTENCING -- Review of prison rules
  • SENTENCING -- Forfeiture of firearms
  • EVIDENCE -- Vouching
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Oregon Appellate Court--February 22, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • February 27, 2018 • no comments

SEARCH AND SEIZURE

EVIDENCE
CONTEMPT
EVIDENCE
CRIMES 
SEARCH AND SEIZURE 
SENTENCING 
TRIAL PROCEDURE 
CRIMES 
CRIMES 
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE - Reasonable suspicion
  • EVIDENCE -- OEC 403 balancing
  • CONTEMPT -- Remedial contempt
  • CRIMES--DUII
  • CRIMES--Felon in possession of a firearm
  • EVIDENCE -- Inferences
  • SEARCH AND SEIZURE -- Consent searches
  • SENTENCING -- Statutory maximum term
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE -- Motions for new trials
  • SENTENCING -- No-contact provisions
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Oregon Appellate Court--February 14, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • February 23, 2018 • no comments

SELF-INCRIMINATION

DEFENSES
EVIDENCE
SELF-INCRIMINATION
EVIDENCE
SENTENCING 
  • SELF-INCRIMINATION - Compelling circumstances
  • DEFENSES -- Events triggering statute of limitations'
  • EVIDENCE -- Conduct of victim bearing on negligence
  • EVIDENCE -- Other-bad-acts
  • SELF-INCRIMINATION -- Questioning following invocation
  • EVIDENCE -- Reputation evidence of truthfulness
  • EVIDENCE -- Evidence of bias
  • SENTENCING -- Dispositional departures
  • SENTENCING -- Consecutive sentences
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Oregon Appellate Court--February 7, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • February 15, 2018 • no comments

PCR

MENTAL STATES
DEFENSES
APPEALS
JUVENILE LAW
STALKING/VROs
PCR
TRIAL PROCEDURE
  • PCR - Ineffective assistance -- Objection to vouching evidence
  • MENTAL STATES -- Mental disease or defect - Drug-induced psychosis'
  • DEFENSES - Self-defense - relevance of other-bad-acts
  • APPEALS - Preservation of error
  • JUVENILE LAW -- Reasonable efforts to contact parent
  • APPEALS - Plain and invited error
  • DEFENSES - Self-defense - relevance of victim's state of mind
  • STALKING/VROs—Acts constituting violation
  • TRIAL PROCEDURE - Presence of the defendant
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Oregon Supreme Court - February 8, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • February 12, 2018 • no comments

Sentencing

Dependency
  • Sentencing - CDO factors
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Oregon Appellate Court--January 31, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • February 2, 2018 • no comments

CIVIL COMMITMENT

  • CIVIL COMMITMENT—Mootness
  • CIVIL COMMITMENT—Plain error
SELF-INCRIMINATION
  • SELF-INCRIMINATION-Interrogation
PCR/HABEAS CORPUS
CIVIL COMMITMENT
  • CIVIL COMMITMENT—Sufficiency
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Oregon Appellate Court--January 24, 2018

by: Rankin Johnson IV • January 26, 2018 • no comments

JUVENILE LAW

  • JUVENILE LAW—Findings
  • JUVENILE LAW—Plain error
PCR/HABEAS CORPUS
  • PCR—Church hearings
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • CRIMINAL PROCEDURE—Findings
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