Oregon’s outgoing federal public defender talks about government secrecy, low-profile wins and his next job.
Oregon has known only one chief federal public defender,
the person who stands up in court for people who can’t afford an
Steven Wax, who opened the state’s Federal Public Defender
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: · ...
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 ...