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3rd District judge appointed to appeals court

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman has appointed the 3rd District Court's presiding judge to fill an expected vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals.

Judge Robert K. Hilder will replace Judge Judith Billings who plans to retire.

Hilder has been a judge for 12 years, serving in both Park City and Salt Lake City. He holds a law degree from the University of Utah and currently teaches pretrial practice as an adjunct professor at the school's S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Huntsman also appointed Marvin D. Bagley to the bench in the 6th District to replace the retiring Judge David. L. Mower.

The appointments must be confirmed by the Utah State Senate.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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