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Nelson Confirmed as the First Black Woman to Serve as a Federal Judge in Oregon

On Wednesday, former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Adrienne Nelson was confirmed to be the first Black woman to serve the U.S. District Court of Oregon, 52-46. Nelson has previously served as a Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County. Her departure from the Oregon Supreme Court enables Governor Kotek to make her first Supreme Court appointment.

See the original article here: US Senate confirms Oregon Justice Adrienne Nelson to a seat on federal bench - OPB

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