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October CLE - The Hon. James Egan Speaks on State v. Folkes

The Hon. James Egan, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, has agreed to give us a talk on State v. Folkes.

Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 11:45am – 1:15pm
Location: Ciddici’s (133 5th Ave SE, Albany, OR, 97321)

State v. Folkes was a capital murder trial in the mid-1940s in the Linn County Circuit Court. Defendant was black and a train cook. He was accused of and ultimately convicted of and executed for murder of a white woman on the train.

There is a great deal that can be said about the inadequacy of the administration of justice during this trial.

Judge Egan has been assembling information on this fascinating topic for many years with the ultimate aim to write a book on it.