Monthly Archives: September 1980

Sample court memo on media coverage of high profile case (State v. Kip Kinkel)

Here is a sample set of media guidelines for a high-profile criminal case where a judge expects a crush of reporters and cameras. STATE OF OREGON CIRCUIT COURT 125 East 8th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401 MEMORANDUM To: All interested media From: Kip Leonard, Presiding Lane County Circuit Judge September 14, 1999 Re: St. v. Kinkel […]

Brief summary and citation on access to juvenile courts

In 1980, the Oregon Supreme Court held that a statute that excluded the press from a juvenile proceeding violated the Oregon Constitution, Art. I, § 10, which states that “no court shall be secret, but justice shall be administered, openly and without purchase, completely and without delay.” However, the state supreme court went on to […]
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