- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Gov. Kate Brown has appointed Lynn Nakamoto to fill a vacancy on the Oregon Supreme Court.

Nakamato has been on the Oregon Court of Appeals since 2011. She takes the spot created by the retirement of Justice Virginia Linder and becomes the first Asian-Pacific American to serve on the state’s high court.

Also Monday, Brown made a pair of appointments to the Court of Appeals.

Deschutes County Judge Roger DeHoog has been selected to replace Nakamoto. He becomes the only judge on either of Oregon’s appellate courts from outside the Willamette Valley.

Meanwhile, Scott Shorr was appointed to fill the the vacancy left by the retirement of Chief Judge Rick Haselton.

Shorr is currently managing shareholder at the Portland law firm Stoll Berne.

The three appointments take effect Jan. 1.

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