Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Announces Three Judicial Appointments

Governor Kate Brown announced three appointments to the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday, according to The Oregonian.

Lynn Nakamoto will become the first Asian Pacific American on the Oregon Supreme Court, and fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Virginia Linder. She had previously served as vice chair of the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners in 2001 and chair of the Oregon State Bar Affirmative Action Committee in 2006.

Roger DeHoog and Scott Shorr were both appointed to the Oregon Court of Appeals Monday morning. DeHoog, who has worked as a Deschutes County Circuit judge since 2012, will become the second Asian Pacific American to serve on the Court of Appeals after filling the vacancy made by the departure of Nakamoto; he had served as a senior assistant and attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice. Scott Shorr, who is a managing shareholder at the Portland firm Stoll Berne, is described by the governor’s office as “one of the state’s top appellate lawyers,” having frequently argued before the state’s appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.