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Buying Time 2012: Oregon

In Oregon, three Supreme Court seats were on the ballot in 2012. Chief Justice Paul De Muniz and Associate Justice Robert Durham both announced they would retire at the end of their terms, leaving their seats open to election.

Published: May 4, 2012

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In Oregon, three Supreme Court seats were on the ballot in 2012. Chief Justice Paul De Muniz and Asso­ci­ate Justice Robert Durham both announced they would retire at the end of their terms, leav­ing their seats open to elec­tion. Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge David V. Brewer ran unop­posed for the seat vacated by Chief Justice De Muniz. In the May 15th primary, Judge Richard C. Bald­win of the Mult­nomah County Circuit Court, Judge Timothy Sercombe of the Court of Appeals, and attor­ney Nena Cook competed for Justice Durham’s seat. Bald­win and Cook squared off in the Novem­ber general elec­tion, with Bald­win winning the seat.  Justice Virginia Linder, also up for re-elec­tion, ran unop­posed for her seat. 

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Octo­ber 18, 2012– Good Lawyer

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An ad by Dick Bald­win saying he is “a good lawyer, and a great public servant.”


Octo­ber 18, 2012– Impact

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Nena Cook says that “the law can have an impact on people’s lives.”


May 2, 2012– I know

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Nena Cook says that “only in a justice system that treats every­one fairly will justice truly be achieved.”


News


Jack Roberts, Primary 2012 After­math: Lawyers and Judges Steal the Show this Elec­tion, Oregon Live, May 17, 2012.