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Who wants to be an Idaho Supreme Court justice?

With the upcoming retirement of current Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder on July 31st, the race is on among those who want to replace him. Among them: Three judges, the Senate majority leader, three deputy attorneys general plus one other state lawyer, one county prosecutor, one new state representative, and nine private practice attorneys. The 19 applicants will be screened by the Idaho Judicial Council, which, by law, must forward not less than two and not more than four nominees to the governor, who makes the final choice. The new justice would serve out the final year and a half remaining in Schroeder’s term, at which point he or she would have to stand for election.

Here are the applicants:
• Bart M. Davis, Idaho State Senate majority leader and lawyer in private practice in Idaho Falls.
• Myron Dan Gabbert, Adams County prosecutor and lawyer in private practice in McCall.
• Michael S. Gilmore, deputy attorney general in Boise.
• Ralph J. Gines, lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Joel D. Horton, district judge of the Fourth Judicial District, Boise.
• Larry C. Hunter, lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Warren E. Jones, lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Debora K. Kristensen, lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Lynn M. Luker, freshman state representative and lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Charles F. Peterson Jr., lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Kevin D. Satterlee, associate vice president and general counsel for Boise State University.
• Gardner W. Skinner Jr., lawyer in private practice, Boise.
• Marvin M. Smith, lawyer in private practice, Idaho Falls.
• Kathryn A. Sticklen, district judge of the Fourth Judicial District, Boise.
• Clive J. Strong, division chief and deputy attorney general, Boise.
• Mitchell E. Toryanski, deputy attorney general, Boise.
• Terrence R. White, lawyer in private practice, Nampa.
• Barry Wood, district judge of the Fifth Judicial District, Gooding.
• William F. “Bud” Yost III, lawyer in private practice, Nampa.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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