Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is running for the city council seat held by Chloe Eudaly.

Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is running for the city council seat held by Chloe Eudaly.

Sam Adams

 

  

  • The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday on a case that directly affects Oregon’s judicial system. The court ruled that the U.S. Constitution requires unanimous jury verdicts in state criminal courts. Oregon was the only state still using non-unanimous juries to find people guilty of crimes other than murder. In Oregon, people could be convicted of many types of crimes with an 11-1 or 10-2 decision. While the Supreme Court was clear that this practice is unconstitutional, it did not weigh in on what this means for past cases. We’ll dig into the legal issues with Aliza Kaplan. She’s a law professor at Lewis & Clark and directs the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic.

 

  

  • Social distancing measures meant to curb the effects of the novel coronavirus are forcing people to rethink what a funeral looks like right now. We talk with Elizabeth Fournier, the owner and undertaker at Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon, and Marie Henry, a certified funeral celebrant and Portland-based market leader for Foundation Partners Group, a company that operates funeral homes and cemeteries around the country.

 

  

  • Portlanders will be voting on four city commissioner positions in the upcoming May 19 election. One of the most contentious races may be for position #4, currently held by incumbent Chloe Eudaly. This week we’ll talk to some of the most prominent candidates in that race. Today: former mayor Sam Adams.

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