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Idaho’s number of women judges stays even - last in nation

When Gov. Butch Otter today appointed Ada County Deputy Prosecutor Lynn Graham Norton to be a 4th District judge, replacing retiring Judge Darla Williamson, he kept the state's number of women judges the same - the lowest in the country, at just over 11 percent. Otter has appointed judges to 24 open positions on the state Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and district courts; just two were women. However, the vast majority of the applicants for the positions were men. This time, of nine applicants, four were women; of the four finalists, two were female. In addition to Norton, the other finalists were Charles F. Peterson Jr., Christine M. Salmi, and Jeffrey A. Thomson. Click below to read Otter's full announcement about Norton's appointment.

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

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