Oregon State Bar Bulletin – MAY 2006

Features

Victim Rights Comes of Age
Oregon leads the way –
but only to a point

By Janine Robben

Court Curbs
Life tenure without
the possibility of parole

By Jeff Bleich

A Statutory Antique
Rethinking Oregon’s civil
‘de novo’ appellate review

By Maury Holland & Robert L. Sokol

 

Departments

Letters to the Editor

Briefs

OSB Continuing Legal Education

Bar Counsel
Difficult Paradigm:
Are lien rights absolute?
By Helen Hierschbiel

Managing Your Practice
Metadata:
Danger or delight?
By Sheila Blackford

Oregon Legal Heritage
She Knows the Score:
Marlyce Gholston:
50 years on the job, and counting
By Melody Finnemore

Discipline

Bar News

Among Ourselves

Moves

In Memoriam

Classifieds

Parting Thoughts
Playing the Patriot
By Philip F. Schuster II

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The state’s constitution – while appearing to give victims strong rights – also contains language that means the rights aren’t worth the paper they’re written on if “the system” doesn’t want to enforce them. Janine Robbens looks at the Oregon’s victim rights laws.