Sen. Ron Wyden's Office Names Candidates For Federal Judgeship


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One of the tasks for U.S. senators is making recommendations for highly-sought-after federal judgeships. Currently, Oregon's senior senator, Democrat Ron Wyden, has a committee working on recommending the next federal judge to President Obama for his consideration. Today, Wyden's office named the candidates for that position, which comes with a lifetime appointment. Here is the list: · ...   More
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Wyden Recommends Five for Federal Judgeships


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As reported earlier, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) took the lead on filling recommending candidates for two judicial vacancies in U.S. District Court in Portland (U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley is also involved in the process but as Oregon's senior senator, Wyden is in the driver's seat on these appointments made by the president). Appointments to the federal bench are for life and the job pays about ...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Looks Like Obama Reads Willamette Week: Finally Names Federal Judges


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This morning's print edition of WW contained a item in the "Murmurs" column questioning why it was taking years to fill two judicial vacancies on the U.S. District Court of Oregon. And voila, this afternoon, President Obama (above from a 2008 WW cover illustration) named Washington County Court Judge Marco Hernandez and Portland lawyer Michael Simon to those plum positions on the federal bench. Here's ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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