State Senate confirms newest Utah Supreme Court justice

November 16, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Senate unanimously voted to confirm the nomination of the state’s newest Supreme Court justice.

Third District Court Judge Paige Petersen will fill a vacancy created by Christine Durham’s retirement, which will begin Thursday.

Durham was the high court’s first female justice.

The unanimous vote by the Senate came about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Senate also approved three other judicial nominees from Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday: Linda Jones, Patrick Corum and Amber Mettler. All will serve as Third District Court judges.

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