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Johnson v. Premo

Court of Appeals of Oregon

June 3, 2015

MARTIN ALLEN JOHNSON, Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
Jeff PREMO, Superintendent, Oregon State Penitentiary, Defendant-Respondent

09C17860. Marion County Circuit Court. Thomas M. Hart, Judge. On appellant's petition for reconsideration filed March 27, 2015. Opinion filed March 18, 2015. 269 Or.App. 686, 346 P.3d 578 .

Jason Weber and O'Connor Weber LLP for petition.

Before Armstrong, Presiding Judge, and Haselton, Chief Judge, and Wollheim, Senior Judge.

OPINION

[271 Or.App. 574] PER CURIAM

Petitioner has petitioned for reconsideration of our opinion in Johnson v. Premo, 269 Or.App. 686, 346 P.3d 578 (2015), positing that one footnoted statement " may not be factually correct." Specifically, the sole object of the request for reconsideration is the following statement, which constitutes the entirety of footnote 13 of our original opinion:

"On appeal, petitioner does not raise any assignments of error pertaining to the breach of contract claim."

269 Or.App. at 694 n 13. Petitioner points out that, in petitioner's pro se supplemental brief, petitioner did, in fact, include conclusory assertions relating to his breach of contract claim.

Petitioner is correct that the statement in footnote 13 is imprecise in that it was implicitly intended to be understood in combination with the following footnote 14, which states, in pertinent part, that " [p]etitioner's pro se brief contains no argument explaining why he believes the court erred in its rulings, and we decline to consider the pro se arguments

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further." 269 Or.App. at 697 n 14. To remedy that imprecision and to avoid further misunderstanding, we modify our opinion to delete the original text of footnote 13 and to substitute in its place:

" In the principal brief on appeal, petitioner does not raise any assignments of error pertaining to the breach of contract claim. Petitioner's pro se supplemental brief includes summary and conclusory references to the breach of contract claim, but contains no cogent argument as to the merits of the post-conviction court's disposition of that claim. See 269 Or.App. at 697 n 14."

With that single modification, we adhere to our original opinion.

Reconsideration allowed; former opinion modified and adhered to as modified.


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