Posted: Jan 8, 2013 11:44 AM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
Updated: Jan 8, 2013 11:45 AM
HELENA - For the first time ever, three women are seated on Montana Supreme Court.
Justice Laurie McKinnon accepted her oath of office on Monday and will join Justices Beth Baker and Patricia Cotter.
McKinnon replaces Justice James Nelson who retired. She defeated Ed Sheehy of Missoula in the November election.
At her swearing in, McKinnon said, "I can't promise I'll issue decisions that everybody will be happy with, but I will issue decisions that are based on reverent study of the law, and I will consider every argument presented to be fair and impartial."
McKinnon was a District Court Judge in Choteau and she worked as an attorney for 20 years prior to taking the bench.