Utah Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

  • 5 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 2 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Utah Supreme Court are Selected:

Appointment, Legislative Confirmation, Retention Election

Justices are nominated by a governor-appointed commission and must then be confirmed by the Utah State Senate to a three-year term. To remain on the court, justices face retention elections every ten years.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map