Nominees announced for Utah Court of Appeals vacancy

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 14, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals, officials said Friday.

The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge Mary Kate Appleby on Jan. 1, said a news release from the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

The nominees for the vacancy are: Jennifer Brown, judge, Fourth District Court; Sarah Carlquist, appellate attorney, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association; Nicole Deforge, shareholder, Fabian VanCott; Alan Mouritsen, shareholder, Parsons Behle & Latimer; Amy Oliver, assistant director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Derek Pullan, judge, Fourth District Court and Ryan Tenney, assistant attorney, United States Attorney’s Office.

Written comments can be submitted to the Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission 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 May 25. The 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. Spencer J. Cox, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Cox’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.

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