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Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau Announces Retirement

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Oregon Judicial Department
Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau will retire at the end of the year.

Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau will step down at the end of this year. He announced his retirement in a letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.

The 64-year-old was appointed to the Oregon Court of Appeals in 1992 where he served 18 years. In 2010, he was elected to a vacant seat on the Oregon Supreme Court and won a second term last year.

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer called Landau’s retirement “a loss for the Supreme Court and the people of Oregon."

Landau will be the third justice on Oregon’s highest court to step down this year. Judge Richard Baldwin retired in March, and Judge David Brewer left his seat in June.

Gov. Brown will select a new judge to fill Landau’s seat.