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Utah Supreme Court

Utah Supreme Court
Since 1998, the Utah Supreme Court has met in the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse. The Court previously met in the Utah State Capitol.
Country Utah , United States
Location Salt Lake City
Composition method Executive appointment with legislative confirmation and retention elections
Authorized by Utah State Constitution
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of the United States
Number of positions 5
Website Official site
Chief Justice
Currently Matthew B. Durrant
Since 2012

The Utah Supreme Court is the supreme court of the state of Utah. It has final authority of interpretation of the Utah Constitution. The Utah Supreme Court is composed of five members: a chief justice, an associate chief justice, and three justices. All justices are appointed by the governor of Utah, with confirmation by the Utah Senate. The justices vote amongst themselves for the chief justice and associate chief justice, who each serve a term of four years.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Supreme Court Justices 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

In 1998, the Utah Supreme Court moved into the Scott M. Matheson courthouse. The multimillion-dollar building was nicknamed the "Taj Mahal" by some critics over its cost. Prior to that, the court met in the Utah State Capitol.[1]

Supreme Court Justices

As of August 2015, the justices are:

  • Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant Appointed January 2000, became Chief Justice April 2012.
  • Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee Appointed June 2010, became Associate Chief Justice February 2012.
  • Justice Christine M. Durham Appointed 1982, served as Chief Justice April 2002-March 2012.
  • Justice Constandinos Himonas Appointed February 2015.[2]
  • 1 vacant seat

References

  1. ^ Reavy, Pat (2010-06-15). "Security scarce at courthouse when Ronnie Lee Gardner murdered attorney".  
  2. ^ Manson, Pamela (February 13, 2015). "Judge Deno Himonas gets nod from Senate committee for Utah Supreme Court". Sltrib.com. Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website


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