I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help, by Dr. Xavier Amador, is terrific reference for those of us who work with people who live with mental illness. Some interesting facts I learned from reading the book: Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia are as lethal as diabetes (about 10 to 15% of all who suffer from… Read More
In State v. M. J. M, appellant appealed a judgment that committed her to Mental Health Division custody, arguing she had proven to the trial court by a preponderance of the evidence “she was willing and able to and would probably participate in voluntary treatment.” Once a court finds a person is mentally ill by… Read More
10 years in prison for a first offense? Car confiscation? License revocation for years on end? Read about places that have harsher DUI laws than Oregon.
As our country continues its slow crawl toward legal weed, it’s possible that it could play a greater role in cases involving sexual assault. Read More
One of the law blogs I enjoy reading, The Appeal, has a new “Explainer” series, where lawyers “help unpack” (AKA “explain”) some of the most complicated issues in the criminal justice system. I never thought harmless error was particularly complicated. Appellate courts sometimes find that trial courts erred, but they don’t care, so they dismiss… Read More