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Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: County plans to demolish a building used by a domestic violence shelter to make way for a new courthouse have lead to a lawsuit and community outcry.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

Sentencing For Man Who Plotted To Bomb Holiday Tree Lighting

OPB | Oct. 01, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Mohamed Mohamud, the young Beaverton man convicted of trying to bomb Portland's annual tree lighting ceremony in 2010, could face a sentence of life in prison.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB | July 23, 2014

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

Judge Hears Oral Arguments In Marriage Case

OPB | April 24, 2014

THURSDAY: Attorneys for four couples seeking to overturn Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage made their arguments in court Wednesday.

Same-Sex Marriage Case Begins In Oregon

OPB | April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A federal judge will hear oral arguments from plaintiffs challenging Oregon's constitutional definition of marriage as between "one man and one woman."

New Efforts Aim To Curb Absenteeism At Community Court

OPB | March 03, 2014

MONDAY: The Chronic Offender Pilot Project, used by Portland-area police and prosecutors to get more people to show up for community court, is raising some eyebrows.

Are Defendants Paying Too Much In Court Fees?

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: Defendants found guilty in criminal cases in Clark County, Washington are paying far more in court fees than their peers around the state.

What Can Be Done To Combat Racism On Juries?

OPB | Aug. 06, 2013

The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules In DNA Case

OPB | June 03, 2013

We'll talk with law professor Lisa McElroy about a high profile DNA case Justices ruled on today and other cases expected to be decided in June.

UO Professor Investigates Justice System In Bosnia

OPB | April 25, 2013

University of Oregon law professor Carrie Leonetti spent a year in Bosnia studying eyewitness testimony and the justice system there.  

Legislation Could Help Vets Convicted Of Crimes

OPB | March 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at helping military veterans who have been convicted of a crime.

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

OPB | Feb. 01, 2013

The 21-year-old Mohamud was found guilty in a plot to set off a bomb at Portland's 2010 Christmas tree lighting.

Exploring The Second Amendment And The Supreme Court

OPB | Jan. 30, 2013

We'll check in with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the current interpretation of the "Right To Bear Arms" and if it's likely to change. 

The Latest On The Mohamed Mohamud Trial

OPB | Jan. 28, 2013

We'll get an update from OPB reporter April Baer on what's been happening in the courtroom over the past week.

An Update On The Mohamed Mohamud Trial

OPB | Jan. 18, 2013

We'll get the latest from OPB reporter April Baer who has been in the courtroom every day this week.

Exit Interview: Paul De Muniz

OPB | Jan. 16, 2013

Paul De Muniz recently retired after serving as an Oregon Supreme Court justice for more than a decade.

Mohamed Mohamud Trial Begins

OPB | Jan. 11, 2013

The trial of a young man accused of trying to set off a bomb at Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony in 2010 begins this week.

Deciphering The High Court Ruling On Eyewitness Testimony

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012

What will the ruling on eyewitness testimony by the Oregon Supreme Court mean for cases being tried in the state?