|CALENDAR STATUS: Active|
|State of Oregon v. Steven Bradley Walker|
|Supreme Court Case 2|
|Erica Herb on behalf of Steven Bradley Walker|
Pamela Walsh on behalf of the State of Oregon
Statement of Issues:
|State of Oregon v. Steven Bradley Walker (S060828) (A142712) (appeal from Clatsop County Circuit Court; opinion reported at 252 Or App 1, 285 P3d751 (2012)).|
Defendant Steven Bradley Walker has been granted review of a divided Court of Appeals decision that affirmed the trial court's denial of defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal on a charge of racketeering, ORS 166.720(3).
On review, the issue is:
Is evidence that a defendant and one other person committed a series of three thefts from two grocery stores, using the same modus operandi each time, sufficient to support an inference that the person associated with and participated in an "enterprise" and engaged in a "pattern of racketeering activity" for purposes of ORS 166.720, such that a jury could find that he committed racketeering?
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