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Running for Willamalane Parks and Recreation Department Board!
It’s been almost five years since Valerie and I moved back to Lane County, and I think it’s time I gave back beyond my day job. With a big family, we’ve used a ton of services in the Parks and … Continue reading
My column in the Register Guard, and the prosecutor’s response
Here’s what ran in the Eugene paper last week, and here’s how the prosecutor decided to respond.
Gearing up for September
Well it should be an interesting month. Starting next week, I have two motions to suppress, a trial, a trial the next week, another motion to suppress, a trial the week after, and in the meantime, I need to get … Continue reading
Demurrer has 3 Rs.
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, demur is a verb. It’s also a noun: demurrer. When I demur, it means I’m taking a swing at the charge filed by the prosecutor, hoping that the charge is somehow flawed in such a … Continue reading
Time for an update
Well I’ve been practicing law for 22 months, but after 20 trials, hundreds of negotiated pleas and a few dozen motions to suppress evidence, I haven’t gotten bored of it. I also haven’t written many blog posts. I’d like to … Continue reading
State v. Luman
Decided by the Supreme Court on December 31, 2009. In something of a companion case to Heckathorne, the Court held that a shopowner did not have a privacy interest in illegally-recorded survelliance tapes because the tapes were turned over to … Continue reading
State v. Heckathorne
[This is one of many case summaries I hope to write about relevant criminal cases decided by the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court.] In State v. Heckathorne, decided by the Supreme Court on December 31, 2009, the … Continue reading
Welcome to the club
Well all that waiting was worth it. I found out on September 25 that I passed the bar exam, and I began my new job as a lawyer with the Umpqua Valley Public Defender the following Monday. The job is … Continue reading
Playing the waiting game
It’s 8 a.m., and the sunlight is filtering through the east window by the kitchen, pink and orange and still rather sleepy. In a few minutes I’ll be waking up Charlie and taking him over to his grandparents for the … Continue reading