GREAT FALLS — Thirty-one people have applied to replace two federal judges in Montana.
U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon took senior status on Dec. 31. Chief District Judge Richard Cebull is taking senior status on March 18.
The number of candidates who applied to replace them is 31. The deadline to submit resumes was Jan. 7.
Now a nine-member committee appointed by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus will pick those best suited for the positions.
The committee is led by chairman Max Davis of Great Falls
Baucus will forward the panel's recommendations to President Barack Obama.