Category Archives: Dept. of Justice (DOJ)

State seeks U.S. Supreme Court review of ruling that overturned 67-year sentences for 15-year-old brothers who killed elderly couple

The state Department of Justice also wants the nation’s high court to review the Oregon brothers’ sentence along with another case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving D.C. sniper Lee Malvo, who was 17 when he and John A. Muhammad, in the fall of 2002 killed 10 people in sniper attacks in Virginia, Maryland and […]
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Salem twins’ ‘life’ sentences in limbo, could go to U.S. Supreme Court

The rejected “life” prison sentences of Salem twin brothers convicted of murder in 1993 are in limbo after Oregon’s attorney general asked the courts to hold off on resentencing the men while the state takes the case to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. In a motion filed Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Justice asked for a stay on the […]
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Oregon DEQ upset by EPA rollback of air quality rules

Attorney general to join other states in challenge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement of its Affordable Clean Energy Rule “is one of Washington D.C.’s biggest pollution rollbacks to date,” the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. “The rule will interfere with states’ ability to protect public health and the environment,” the agency […]
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Francke brothers want Gable freed

Investigative documents obtained by the Portland Tribune support the murder confession of another man that the jury never saw. The brothers of slain Oregon Department of Corrections Director Michael Francke are blasting the state for fighting the release of his convicted killer, whose conviction and life sentence were overturned by a federal judge. Source: Pamplin […]
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A New Bar Complaint Against the State’s Top Public Defender Comes as His Agency Seeks a Total Revamp—and a Lot More Money

A new complaint to the Oregon State Bar raises questions about a plan to revamp public defense services. A lawyer seeking to overhaul Oregon’s criminal defense system has been accused of “gross mismanagement” of the public defenders’ office he once ran. Source: A New Bar Complaint Against the State’s Top Public Defender Comes as His […]
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Oregon DOJ settlement erases former ITT Tech students’ debt

More than 240 former students of ITT Tech in Oregon will see at least some of their college debt erased as a result of a $2.2 million settlement between the Oregon Department of Justice and a lender affiliated with the defunct school. Source: Oregon DOJ settlement erases former ITT Tech students’ debt – oregonlive.com

State: Feds will imprison Gable if released

The Oregon Department of Justice says the U.S. Bureau of Prison still wants Francke’s cleared killer on firearms charge. Although a federal judge has ruled Frank Gable probably did not kill Oregon Corrections Director Michael Francke, he may stay locked up while the Oregon Department of Justice appeals the ruling. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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As Prosecutors and the Oregon Attorney General Spar, One State Employee Is Stuck in the Middle

Lawmakers questioned why that happened. If sentencing guidelines are a new battleground of Oregon politics, one state employee is caught in no man’s land. Michelle Long, the state Department of Justice’s district attorney coordinator, provides administrative services to the Oregon District Attorneys Association. Source: As Prosecutors and the Oregon Attorney General Spar, One State Employee […]
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Backers of hate crime bill urge passage as legislative committee considers its cost

Backers of a hate crime bill Wednesday urged its support as a legislative subcommittee was set to review its proposed cost. Senate Bill 577 , which Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum presented to lawmakers in March, would make it a felony to commit a violent offense or threaten immediate violence based on a person’s membership […]
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The Oregon Department of Justice Says Roy Jay Violated Settlement Agreement, Owes Millions in Restitution

The Oregon Department of Justice says African American Chamber President Roy Jay violated the terms of a 2017 settlement agreement by hiding assets. Source: The Oregon Department of Justice Says Roy Jay Violated Settlement Agreement, Owes Millions in Restitution