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Wittemyer v. City of Portland  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: S064205

Justia Opinion Summary: The Portland City Code imposed a $35 tax on each resident of the city who is at least 18 years old, has income of $1,000 or more per year, and does not reside in a household that is at or below federal poverty guidelines...

Oregon v. Richards  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S063979

Justia Opinion Summary: If an individual has been released on both probation and post-prison supervision subject to the same or similar conditions, a single act may violate the conditions of both probation and post-prison supervision. Defendant...

Delta Logistics, Inc. v. Employment Dept. Tax Section  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S064380

Justia Opinion Summary: Delta Logistics, Inc. was a "for-hire carrier" licensed by the federal government to transport goods interstate. Delta did not own any trucks; rather, it leased trucks from owner-operators, who operated, furnished, and m...

Oregon v. K. A. M.  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S064469

Justia Opinion Summary: The question in this case was whether K.A.M. was stopped during the search of a drug house when a detective came upon youth and a friend in one of the bedrooms, told K.A.M.'s friend to “stay off the meth,” asked them the...

Unger v. Rosenblum  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S064987

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the Attorney General’s certified ballot title for Initiative Petition 2 (2018) (IP 2). IP 2, if enacted, would change the way that signatures were gathered to put an initiative measure or a re...

Trinity v. Apex Directional Drilling
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: S065147
Oregon v. Ritz  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: S063292

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties in this case raised the issue of whether the natural dissipation of alcohol in a suspect’s body created such an emergency that police officers could enter a suspect’s home without a warrant in order to secure...

Oregon v. Eastep  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: S064057

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Thomas Eastep arranged to sell another person’s truck for scrap. At the time, the truck was in a significant state of disrepair. He was charged with, and ultimately convicted of, unauthorized use of a vehicle (...

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office v. Edwards  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: S064109

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case is whether the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (county) complied with the requirements of ORS 408.230(2)(c) to “devise and apply methods” of giving veterans and disabled veterans “special conside...

Oregon v. Sierra  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: S064237

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant Joaquin Sierra of nine offenses: one count of first-degree kidnapping; two counts of second-degree kidnapping; one count of fourth-degree assault; and five counts of unlawful use of a weapon (U...

Johnson v. Premo  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: S064132

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death for killing a fifteen-year-old girl, HF. The state’s theory of the case was that petitioner had killed HF intentionally in furtherance of, or in an eff...

Oregon v. Garcia  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: S064236

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Catherine Garcia was charged with two counts of interfering with a peace officer and one count of resisting arrest for her actions to prevent officers from arresting her boyfriend at a political march. At trial...

In re Kirchoff
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: S064308
Miller v. Ford Motor Company
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: S065010
Oregon v. King  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: S063810

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Trevin King pled guilty to second-degree assault, and no contest to first-degree robbery in accordance with an oral plea agreement reached with the state. Six months later, the victim died because of his injuri...

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