EUGENE (AP) — Oregon’s newest federal judge was officially installed in a ceremony Monday at the Courthouse in Eugene.
Michael McShane was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed last year by the Senate. He was previously a judge for Multnomah County Circuit Court.
The Register-Guard reports Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke before the judge was administered the oath of office.
On Wednesday, McShane will hear arguments in a case involving Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriages. McShane could strike down the ban and allow same-sex marriages to begin immediately in Oregon.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com
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