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ACLU: DA’s need policies to ensure fairness, accountability

April 9, 2019

Prosecutors Sometimes Behave Badly. Now They May Be Held to Account.

April 5, 2019

Opinion: Time to raise the bar for district attorneys

April 3, 2019

ACLU calls for DAs to make policies public

April 2, 2019

A Recently Retired District Attorney Penned an Op-Ed That Torpedoed Top Prosecutors’ Delicate Relationship With Oregon Lawmakers

March 27, 2019

In light of ‘mistakes,’ Multnomah County D.A. to revamp prosecutions of mentally ill

February 15, 2019

Multnomah County Prosecutors Violated an Oregon Law for Decades. Then They Got Caught.

February 13, 2019

Oregon Supreme Court Takes Step Toward Reforming State Sentencing Laws

February 1, 2019

Costly, ineffective, cruel: Ways to lower costs, improve outcomes for Oregon’s mentally ill

January 27, 2019

Editorial: Recorded grand juries are better

January 26, 2019

Prosecutors Said Recording Oregon Grand Juries Would Be a Disaster. They Were Wrong.

January 16, 2019

Transparency not valued by many Oregon district attorneys

January 2, 2019

Springfield officer returns to duty after DA declines charges

December 30, 2018

DAs often stumble on records rule delays

December 27, 2018

How ‘End Mass Incarceration’ Became a Slogan for D.A. Candidates

October 25, 2018

State forecast shows a significant decline in imprisonment over the next 10 years

October 12, 2018

A State Report Says Charging Drug Offenses As Misdemeanors Dramatically Reduced Racial Disparities In Multnomah County Felony Convictions

September 28, 2018

DAs should work with the Oregon Innocence Project

September 21, 2018

The Oregon District Attorneys Association Says It Invited Bob McCulloch To Summer Conference To Discuss Grand Juries

August 29, 2018

Voters oust prosecutor accused of favoring Ferguson officer who killed Michael Brown

August 8, 2018

Despite Oregon’s Sanctuary Laws, Emails Show Portland Prosecutors Volunteered Information to ICE Agents

June 6, 2018

The District Attorney’s Office May Be Over-Protecting Cops

April 25, 2018


February 22, 2018

Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races

February 14, 2018

New report calls Measure 11 sentences for juveniles ‘harsh and costly’

January 30, 2018

It’s time to eliminate nonunanimous juries

January 21, 2018

We don’t need mass incarceration to keep people safe. This chart proves it.

January 16, 2018

To Scrap Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts, District Attorneys May Want Something In Return

January 12, 2018

Clackamas County DA sues state over sentence-cutting law

November 16, 2017

Holding District Attorneys Accountable on KBOO

November 13, 2017

New Deschutes drug program prioritizes treatment, not prison

November 9, 2017

How Progressive Are Multnomah County’s Top Criminal Justice Officials, Really?

November 1, 2017

Voters should hold prosecutors accountable

October 20, 2017

Editorial: New law triggers drop in inmate numbers

October 20, 2017

Why Would Prosecutors Refuse DNA Testing?

October 20, 2017

We need leadership, not denials

October 19, 2017

Prosecutors Are Banding Together to Prevent Criminal-Justice Reform

October 18, 2017

Why Are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

October 17, 2017

District attorneys can block or lead on criminal justice reform: Guest opinion

September 24, 2017

ACLU Of Oregon Considers The Role Of District Attorneys

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Think Out Loud

September 11, 2017

What does a district attorney really do?

The Skanner

September 11, 2017

Oregon ACLU puts heat on elected prosecutors

Portland Tribune

September 11, 2017

Prosecutors’ Decision to Cripple a Judge’s Career Echoes a Larger Battle Over Criminal Justice Reform in Oregon

August 30, 2017

644,000 Old Warrants Scrapped for Crimes Like Public Drinking

The New York Times

August 9, 2017

She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her.

The New York Times Magazine

August 1, 2017

Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

The New York Times

July 31, 2017

What Went Right in Salem

The Portland Mercury

July 12, 2017

Police killed my son and I deserve to know the truth


June 10, 2017

DA Opposes Making a Record of Grand Jury Proceedings

My Columbia Basin

May 8, 2017

DA Investigated for Racial Profiling Comment


May 8, 2017

DA Charges “Momentary Possession of Glasses” as a Felony

Portland Mercury

April 3, 2017

Good DAs Need Voter Support

The New York Times

March 30, 2017

A Terrible System


January 13, 2017

No Unanimous Jury Needed in Oregon


December 12, 2016

Victim Jailed while Accused Goes Free

The Bulletin

September 25, 2016

Killer Cop Now A Prosecutor

Willamette Week

September 13, 2016

Want to end mass incarceration? Stop blindly reelecting your local prosecutor.

September 1, 2016

The Key to Reform

The Atlantic

May 18, 2016

No Contest Elections

Oregon Live

April 25, 2016

Most (78%) Go Unchallenged

The Bulletin

April 24, 2016

A Prosecutor is Powerful

Street Roots

April 21, 2016

DA Priorities

Street Roots

April 15, 2016

Horrifying Twist on a Crime


September 8, 2015

Oregon Bar Reprimands DA

Oregon Live

December 7, 2014