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.

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LilyVonShtupp
LilyVonShtupp

Names. We want names.

hellgatenights
hellgatenights

Wonder if Baucus will recommend his former concubine and now current 3rd wife for the job like he did a few years ago. Max knows a little secret........no matter what he does, Montana farmers will bankroll him to another 6yr term.

Aberdeen
Aberdeen

Since Dennis Rehberg's Lawyer wife couldn't get any $$ from the Billings Fire Department, maybe she'll apply? Another Rehberg feeding at the Public trough.

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