A garland of musings

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed Evangelisto Ramos’s 2016 murder conviction, which had been handed down by a split jury (see Ramos v. Louisiana). The court overturned its own 50-year-old precedent and ruled that the requirement that a jury’s vote for conviction of a “serious offense” be unanimous (set by the Sixth… Read More

Wait, what about sex offender registration obligations?

Here is a link to the notice that went up on the Oregon State Police website with advice for people who have imminent reporting obligations. https://www.oregon.gov/osp/Docs/SOR_Web_Announcement.pdf TLDR: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as of March 23rd, 2020, ALL sex offender reporting for registration will be taken by phone. There will be NO in-person registrations until… Read More