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Utah Judicial Nomination To Restart After Confirmation Fails

The judicial nomination process for a Utah district court vacancy will likely be restarted after an appointed judge was not confirmed by the state Senate. The Herald Journal reported the regular legislative session ended before Robert Lund could be confirmed. Lund is the National Security and Anti-Terrorism coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Lund to the 1st District Court in February following the retirement of Judge Thomas Willmore. Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Executive Director Kim Cordova says state law requires the Senate to confirm an appointment within 60 days.