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State Senate Confirms Newest Utah Supreme Court Justice
Judge Paige Petersen

The Utah Senate unanimously voted to confirm the nomination of the state's newest Supreme Court justice.

Third District Court Judge Paige Petersen will fill a vacancy created by Christine Durham's retirement, which will begin Thursday.

Durham was the high court's first female justice.

The unanimous vote by the Senate came about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The Senate also approved three other judicial nominees from Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday: Linda Jones, Patrick Corum and Amber Mettler. All will serve as Third District Court judges.