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New Vermont governor to seek new Supreme Court nominees - SFGate

Mon Jan 09 10:58:33 EST 2017 | SFgate
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he wants to start the nomination process again to choose the next justice of the state Supreme Court. Scott, a Republican, said Monday he hadn't even looked at the list of six names sent to Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin last month as possible replacements for outgoing Supreme Court Justice John Dooley. In his waning days as governor, Shumlin sought to name a replacement for Dooley, arguing the seat became vacant after Dooley announced his retir..

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Dr. Robert Potter, of Peacham, Vt., left, gives the inaugural prayer near the end of inauguration ceremonies for Republican Gov. Phil Scott, seated at right, at the Vermont Stateho..
PHOTOS: Shumlin delivered his farewell address on the opening day of the Legislature in the Statehouse in Montpelier on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017. SOPHIA TRIGG/FREE PRESS MONTPELIER -..
Phil Scott was inaugurated as governor of Vermont at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman was sworn in earlier in the day. GLENN RUSS..
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he wants to start the nomination process again to choose the next justice of the state Supreme Court. Scott, a Republican, said ..
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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott stands in front of a new solar power project he helped inaugurate on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in Montpelier, Vt. Scott, who took office last week, sa..
Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott stands in front of a new solar power project he helped inaugurate on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in Montpelier, Vt. Scott, who took office last week, sa..
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Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott stands in front of a new solar power project he helped inaugurate on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in Montpelier, Vt. Scott, who took office last week, sa..
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the key to economic opportunity in Vermont is through the state's schools and the state must rethink its entire education system..
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New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse, left, joins House Speaker Shawn Jasper as he presides over the opening session in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 4..