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NATION IN BRIEF : IDAHO : 1st Woman Named to Appellate Court

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Gov. Cecil D. Andrus fulfilled a 1989 pledge by appointing the first woman in the state’s history to serve on an Idaho appellate court. Boise attorney Cathy Silak, 40, was appointed to replace retiring Judge Donald Burnett of Pocatello, as Andrus made good on his promise to name a woman to either the state Supreme Court or the Idaho Court of Appeals. “I just hope I will be a fair and honest judge,” said Silak when introduced by the Democratic governor.


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