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Case Summaries

Below is a list of court case summaries related to addiction and metal health. The case names will link you to documents involving the Psychiatric Security Review Board or the State of Oregon.

  
  
  
Ashcroft v. Psychiatric Security Review Board11/12/2014Alcohol dependence is not a mental disease or defect
Cardwell v. Psychiatric Security Review Board11/12/2014Must rely on substantial evidence to support finding of dangerousness
Martin v. Psychiatric Security Review Board11/13/2014Must rely on substantial evidence to prove mental disease or defect
Drew v. Psychiatric Security Review Board2/1/1996Exclusivity of the Record, decisions must be linked to substantial evidence in record, not internal expertise or special knowledge
Osborn v. Psychiatric Security Review Board12/6/2000Pedophilia finding is not supported by substantial evidence
Einstein v. Psychiatric Security Review Board3/23/2000Applicant who requests discharge bears burden of proof
Beiswenger v. Psychiatric Security Review Board8/6/2003Sexual conduct disorders, alcohol dependency, and drug dependency do not constitute a mental disease or defect
State of Oregon v. Gile6/16/1999GEI, not conviction
State of Oregon v. Hedgecock3/21/2001GEI, not conviction
State of Oregon v. Saunders9/22/2004GEI, not conviction
Tharp v. Psychiatric Security Review Board4/14/2005Substance abuse is not a mental disease of defect
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