Nominees announced for Utah Supreme Court vacancy [UPH Wire]

**attached contains the following: *
For Immediate Release
Sept. 30, 2015
Ron Gordon, Executive Director
Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
801.538.1432
rbgordon@utah.gov
Nominees announced for Utah Supreme Court vacancy
SALT LAKE CITY – The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected
nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Supreme Court. The vacancy results from
the resignation of Justice Jill Parrish, effective Aug. 16, 2015. This
resignation follows her confirmation as a United States District Judge for
the District of Utah.
The nominees for the vacancy are: Michele Christiansen, judge, Utah Court
of Appeals; Diana Hagen, first assistant United States attorney, U.S.
Attorney’s Office; Ryan Harris, judge, Third District Court; David Jordan,
partner, Stoel Rives LLP; David Mortensen, judge, Fourth District Court;
John Pearce, judge, Utah Court of Appeals; Amy Sorenson, partner, Snell &
Wilmer LLP.
Written comments can be submitted to the Appellate Judicial Nominating
Commission Chair Kerry Gibson at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or Commission
on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT
84114-2330. The deadline for written comments is noon Oct. 12, 2015. The
Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an
investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments. After the
public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, who
will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Herbert’s appointee is
subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.
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