A former speaker of the Wyoming House and a current district judge are among contenders for a vacancy on the Wyoming Supreme Court, Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke said in a Wednesday statement.
The Judicial Nominating Commission submitted three nominees to Gov. Matt Mead: Eighth District Court Judge Keith G. Kautz, who hears cases in Goshen, Platte and Niobrara counties; former GOP speaker of the House Tom Lubnau II of Gillette; and Robert W. Tiedeken, an attorney who practices at Wolf and Tiedeken and Woodard P.C. in Cheyenne.
Mead has 30 days to appoint one of the nominees to serve as the new justice, Burke said.