SC 28351.

648 P.2d 364 (1982)

293 Or. 385

STATE of Oregon, ex rel. Dave Frohnmayer, Attorney General, Plaintiff-Relator, v. Charles A. SAMS, Judge of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Clackmas County, Defendant.

Supreme Court of Oregon, In Banc.

Decided July 27, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas H. Denney, Asst. Atty. Gen., Salem, argued the cause for plaintiff-relator. With him on the brief were Dave Frohnmayer, Atty. Gen., and William F. Gary, Sol. Gen., Salem.

John K. Lowe, Lake Oswego, argued the cause for defendant. With him on the brief was Crist, Stewart, Lowe & Maurer, Lake Oswego.

LINDE, Justice.

The State of Oregon, on the relation of the Attorney General, petitioned this court for a writ of mandamus directed to the defendant, a judge of the Circuit Court for Clackamas County. According to the petition, the Grand Jury of Clackamas County subpenaed John K. Lowe, who had represented Michael Patrick Lindley in a criminal case, in order to inquire whether Lowe had notified Lindley of the sentencing date in State v. Lindley, at which Lindley...

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