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Oregon v. Rideout

Significance, Does Marriage Mean Consent?, No Help From Friends . . ., Lose One, Win Some

Plaintiff

State of Oregon

Defendant

John J. Rideout

Plaintiff's Claim

That the defendant was guilty of first-degree rape.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Gary D. Gortmaker

Chief Defense Lawyer

Charles Burt

Judge

Richard Barber

Place

Salem, Oregon

Dates of Decision

27 December 1978

Decision

Not guilty.

Related Cases

  • Shaw v. Shaw, 17 Day Conn. 189 (1845).
  • Packard v. Packard, 27 FAM LQ 515 (1864).
  • Michael M. v. Superior Court of Sonoma County, 450 U.S. 464 (1981).

Sources

Fast, Julius, and Timothy Fast. The Legal Atlas of the United States. New York: Facts on File, 1997.

Further Readings

  • Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1975.
  • Davis, Flora. Moving the Mountain: The Women's Movement in America Since 1960. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
  • New York Times., December 20-24, 26-28, 31 1978.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1973 to 1980