Articles Tagged with Sentencing

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Short of performing a bundy-ectomy (formerly reserved for Al or Ted), let’s get another view of this particular cathedral. Here is an old Law Librarian’s take on protest and occupation:

Read a Book, Read the Law:

The history of protest goes back to the beginning of human time (check out the Flintstones if you doubt me).

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From Willamette Law Online:  ‘Whitfield v. United States, Case #: 13-9026, Date Filed: January 13, 2015

Scalia, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Full Text Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/13-9026_11o2.pdf 

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I just learned about Oregon’s CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

About: “CURE History: “CURE was formally constituted as a non-profit organization in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles and Pauline Sullivan. The Sullivan’s interest in prison reform began during their involvement in peaceful anti-war demonstrations during the 1960s when they were arrested and jailed along with other protestors. This experience brought to the Sullivans’ attention the general indifference to those incarcerated.”

Link to a definition of the word “errant.”

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It’s not always easy to find original and official texts of Oregon Measures (citizen or legislative referrals), so here are some tips*

MEASURE 5: Property Taxes

Measure 5 was a 1997 House Joint Resolution, and an amendment to the Oregon Constitution (Article XI, Section 11).

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The next scheduled meeting for the Oregon Commission on Public Safety’s is November 21, 2011, in Portland (at a location yet to be determined).
The December meeting is scheduled for December 5th, 2011, in Salem.
Link to Commission’s website for updated information.

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From the Washington County (Oregon) Law Librarian:

How does one request a pardon? I wish I could say, “let me count the ways.” But I can’t and highly recommend you talk to your lawyer, if you have one, or that you call the Oregon State Bar (OSB) to find a lawyer who can advise you (or read this How to Find a Lawyer in Oregon guide, which also links to the OSB).

And here’s what else I’ve learned about Oregon pardons (for crimes committed under Oregon state law). There may be more in future posts and you can also let me know if you have anything to add:

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The Sentencing Law and Policy blog, posts this: “Oregon Supreme Court applies Apprendi to consecutive sentences”. Read the Comments too.

Excerpt from the blog post:

“Providing a great reminder that there are still many unsettled Blakely issues, the Oregon Supreme Court today in State v. Ice, No. S52248 (Ore. Oct. 11, 2007) (available here), holds that the “federal constitution requires that a jury, rather than a judge, find the facts that Oregon law requires be present before a judge can impose consecutive sentences.” All Blakely fans should make the time to check out Ice….”