Attorney General John Kroger today praised Governor John Kitzhaber’s appointment of Associate Attorney General David Leith to the Marion County Circuit Court bench.
“David has done outstanding work under Attorney General Hardy Myers and me,” said Attorney General Kroger. “He is a superb lawyer with a deep commitment to the rule of law. He will be an outstanding judge.”
During his 18-year career at the Oregon Department of Justice, Leith has built a distinguished record of work on highly complex cases of great significance to the citizens of Oregon, including successfully defending a challenge to the state ban on paying initiative petition circulators on a per-signature basis; defending Oregon’s interest in nuclear waste disposal and clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Facility; and litigating the ongoing dispute over the application of federal Endangered Species Act protections to the Columbia River basin.
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