State v. Cazares-Mendez/Reyes-Sanchez, 350 Or 491 (2011)

Holding:   Supreme Court will not retreat from well-rehearsed notion that whether a hearsay statement is sufficiently corroborated is a matter for the jury.

1)     When construing a statute, a court is free to consider legislative history not presented by either side, but, produced sua sponte. at p. 509, ftn 5.

2)   Suggestions by Prof. Kirkpatrick, and, the Court of Appeals, that comments to the Oregon Evidence Code show a contrary legislative intent than that divined by the Supreme Court misread the applicable legislative history. at p. 509, ftn 5.

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