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Appellate Court Judge

Molly J. Huskey

Molly J. Huskey, Middleton, is a 1984 graduate of Moscow High School. She received her undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Public Relations, 1989, and her Juris Doctor degree, 1993, from the University of Idaho.

She was admitted to the Idaho Bar in 1993. She served as a public defender and as a prosecutor in Bonneville County before joining the newly-created Office of the State Appellate Public Defender in 1998.

Huskey became the Chief of the Appellate Unit at the SAPD in 1999 and was appointed as the State Appellate Public Defender in 2002 by Governor Dirk Kempthorne, with the appointment renewed by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. She remained in that position until her appointment to the district court bench in 2011 by Gov. Otter.

She was appointed to the Idaho Court of Appeals by Republican Governor Butch Otter on July 2, 2015, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Karen Lansing. She was elected to her seat by voters on November 8, 2016.

Sources: Idaho Supreme Court website, Ballotpedia