Oregon chief justice retires Monday

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court marks his last day Monday on the high court.

Paul De Muniz is retiring from the court at age 65 after 12 years. He has been chief justice since 2006. In his legal career, De Muniz has been a public defender, a lawyer in private practice in Salem and a member of the state Court of Appeals.

The Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/VKry8D) reports that De Muniz has written notable opinions on the state public-pension system and, last month, on new standards for eyewitness identification in criminal cases.

De Muniz plans to teach law at Willamette University, where he was a law student in the 1970s.

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