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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has released a list of twelve applicants to replace state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst after she announced her planned January retirement.

The Olympian reports that applicant Laura Anglin has worked as a law clerk at the state high court in Olympia for about 20 years.

Anglin graduated from law school at Seattle University in 1999 and began a clerkship with Justice Charles Johnson in 1999.

State legal officials say there are plans to interview each applicant in the coming weeks and provide the governor with recommendations before Inslee announces his final decision the first week of December.

Officials say the appointed person would serve the rest of Fairhurst's term through the end of 2020 and must run to maintain the seat next November.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com

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