351 ABA Journal Oregon articles.
“We are here to live life and be as successful as we can possibly be,” writes trial attorney James Gray Robinson. Check out his top rules about practicing law—and life in general—that can help lawyers to be successful, whether they are young or old.
Jun 20, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court told Oregon courts Monday to take another look at the case of former bakery owners who were fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a custom wedding…
Jun 17, 2019 12:17 PM CDT
May 1, 2019 11:53 AM CDT
In 49 U.S. states and the federal court system, a 10-2 vote would not have been enough to convict. Oregon is currently the only state that permits convictions (for felonies other than murder) on a 10-2 or 11-1 vote of the jury. That practice has come under criticism in recent years by people who say it was enacted for racist reasons; it denies minority viewpoints on the jury a voice and removes an important safeguard against wrongful convictions.
May 1, 2019 2:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether to overrule a 1972 case that allowed nonunanimous verdicts in state criminal trials.
The court agreed to decide whether the…
Mar 18, 2019 3:00 PM CDT
In less than four years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s national rape kit testing program has led to 186 new arrests and 64 new convictions, including 47 felony sexual assault…
Mar 14, 2019 3:42 PM CDT
A lawyer who practiced law in Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday for firing shots into the office of another lawyer.
The lawyer, Erik Graeff,…
Jan 25, 2019 9:32 AM CST
An Oregon attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing money from client trust accounts and her law firm, and not paying income taxes for six years, was sentenced Thursday to serve…
Jan 11, 2019 2:30 PM CST
Trial judges should be “a model of dignity and impartiality” who are able to control their tempers and emotions, according to ABA standards on special functions of trial judges.…
Dec 17, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Oct 25, 2018 12:10 PM CDTrefusing to perform same-sex marriages won’t be tried on criminal charges of letting a felon handle weapons.
Oct 24, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
The former owners of an Oregon bakery are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept their appeal and decide that they had a First Amendment right to refuse to bake a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.
Oct 23, 2018 4:20 PM CDT
A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…
Oct 16, 2018 1:25 PM CDT
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA House of Delegates voted to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Oct 1, 2018 12:50 AM CDT
Diane Gruber and Mark Runnels argue in a suit filed last Wednesday in federal court that paying compulsory dues infringes on their First Amendment rights because it helps pay for political and ideological speech they disagree with.
Sep 4, 2018 11:54 AM CDT