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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Baldwin To Retire

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Oregon Supreme Court Justice Richard Baldwin will retire in April.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Richard Baldwin will step down next spring. Baldwin had served as a trial court judge in Multnomah County for more than a decade when he was elected to Oregon's highest court in 2012.

It turns out he won't even complete his first six-year term in that role. According to the office of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Baldwin's retirement is effective next April. Brown’s announcement gave no explanation for Baldwin's decision to step down.

The governor will appointment a replacement to fill the remainder of Baldwin's term.