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Governor appoints Sioux Falls attorney to judgeship

August 17, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing Sioux Falls attorney James Power to a judgeship in the Second Circuit.

Power has been with the Woods, Fuller, Shultz and Smith firm since 2006. Before that, the Alabama native practiced law in Atlanta and clerked for a law firm in Dallas.

He holds a law degree from George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in theology.

Power will succeed Judge Larry Long, who is retiring in September. The Second Circuit includes Lincoln and Minnehaha counties.

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