Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has named Warren Jones, a 63-year-old Boise lawyer, to the Idaho Supreme Court.
Warren will take over from retiring Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder on July 31.
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Justice Jones brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Idahos highest court. His impressive 37-year legal career has sharpened his intellect and strengthened his commitment to the Idaho Constitution and the rule of law, Otter said, in a prepared statement. His colleagues in the Idaho Bar agree that he is balanced, fair and impartial, and that his temperament will fit well in a collegial setting with the other justices.
Jones, 63, will serve the remainder of Schroeders term, which expires January 7, 2009, and will stand for election in May 2008. He also will join the four remaining members of the high court in electing a new chief justice to a four-year term in that role.
The annual salary for each of the five Supreme Court justices increases from $110,500 to $114,900 on July 1.