Utah Supreme Court
|Utah Supreme Court|
|Country||Utah , United States|
|Location||Salt Lake City|
|Composition method||Executive appointment with legislative confirmation and retention elections|
|Authorized by||Utah State Constitution|
|Decisions are appealed to||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Number of positions||5|
|Currently||Matthew B. Durrant|
The Utah Supreme Court is the supreme court of the state of Utah. It has final authority of interpretation of the Utah Constitution. The Utah Supreme Court is composed of five members: a chief justice, an associate chief justice, and three justices. All justices are appointed by the governor of Utah, with confirmation by the Utah Senate. The five justices vote among themselves for the position of chief justice and associate chief justice, who each serve a term of four years.
In 1998, the Utah Supreme Court moved into the Scott M. Matheson courthouse. The multimillion-dollar building was nicknamed the "Taj Mahal" by some critics over its cost. Prior to that, the court met in the Utah State Capitol.
Supreme Court Justices
As of November 2015, the justices are:
- Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant Appointed January 2000, became Chief Justice April 2012.
- Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee Appointed June 2010, became Associate Chief Justice February 2012.
- Justice Christine M. Durham Appointed 1982, served as Chief Justice April 2002-March 2012.
- Justice Constandinos Himonas Appointed February 2015.
- Justice John A. Pearce Appointed November 2015.
- Reavy, Pat (2010-06-15). "Security scarce at courthouse when Ronnie Lee Gardner murdered attorney". Deseret News. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
- "Story Details - Governor Gary Herbert". www.utah.gov. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
- Manson, Pamela (February 13, 2015). "Judge Deno Himonas gets nod from Senate committee for Utah Supreme Court". Sltrib.com. Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- "Story Details - Governor Gary Herbert". www.utah.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
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