New Utah Judge Confirmed
The Utah State Senate yesterday vote to confirm Todd M. Shaughnessy (Third District Court) to replace Judge Hilder as a new Utah State Court judge.
For information about Judge Shaughnessy, check out Governor Herbert's news release announcing the nomination. After the governor makes his nomination, the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee convenes to discuss the character and fitness of the nominee. The audio recordings, agenda and committee reports are available online.
In this case, the committee gave a favorable report to to the senate, so Judge Shaughnessy's name was forwarded to the entire senate, which met yesterday, July 20, in the 2011 2nd Special Session to vote on the governor's nomination. The audio recording and related materials are also available online.