The Volokh Conspiracy

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"Judicial Opinions Serve Many Functions, and One of Those Is Journalistic"

"Our opinions are dispatches from the edge—moments, recounted for posterity, of how Oregon’s laws ... and the lives of its citizens, intersect."

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A nice formulation in a concurring opinion by Oregon Court of Appeals Judge Bronson James, in a case about the Oregon crime of "interfering with a peace officer" (State v. Bledsoe, decided earlier this month).