Hotseat: Steven Wax

Oregon’s outgoing federal public defender talks about government secrecy, low-profile wins and his next job.

Hot Seat
Oregon has known only one chief federal public defender, the person who stands up in court for people who can’t afford an attorney. Steven Wax, who opened the state’s Federal Public Defender   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 KATE WILLSON

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

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

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


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