State Law

Eric Mack v. Office of the District Attorney of the Bristol District

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Thu, 11/16/2023 - 19:32

Plaintiff-Appellee seeks the disclosure of materials related to law enforcement’s actions surrounding a police shooting death under the Public Records Law. The specific disclosures Plaintiff-Appellee seeks bear a direct relation to the perceived legitimacy of the investigation surrounding the death and, ultimately, to the transparency and trust that lie at the heart of the Public Records Law and its recent amendments.

Yamhill County v. Real Property Commonly Known As: 11475 NW Pike Road and Sheryl Lynn Sublet

Submitted by Jane Clayton on Mon, 10/30/2023 - 08:18

Claimant-Respondent seeks the upholding of the Court of Appeals' affirmation of the Yamhill County Circuit Court's finding that civil forfeiture in Oregon constitutes criminal punishment for the purposes of Double Jeopardy under the Fifth Amendment due to its punitive nature.