State Senate confirms newest Utah Supreme Court justice
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.