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Chief Justice Minton not running for re-election

Chief Justice Minton not running for re-election
Chief Justice Minton not running for re-election
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By The Associated Press
Oct. 13, 2021 | FRANKFORT
By The Associated Press Oct. 13, 2021 | 06:16 PM | FRANKFORT
Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. has announced he won't run for reelection next year.

It signals the end of an era on the state’s highest court when his current term expires.

Minton joined the Supreme Court in 2006. He said Wednesday he wants to give potential candidates ample time to decide whether to run.

Minton first announced his decision not to seek another term on WKU Public Radio in Bowling Green.

He says he still has plenty to do during the rest of his term. That includes presenting the judicial branch’s proposed budget to the legislature next year.

Photo of Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton (right) after the swearing-in ceremony of then-Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Shea Nickell. Nickell is now on the Supreme Court. Photo courtesy of Nickell's office. 
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