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One in, one out of supreme court race


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Recently appointed Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat filed for a run at the of f i c e Wednesday, whi le Just ice William Leaphart said he won't run again for his seat. Leaphart, 64, who was first elected to the court in 1994 and again in 2002, said the time has come for him to step aside. "I was just not confident that I still wanted to be reading briefs at that age," Leaphart said. "I elected to call it quits at the end of this year. It has been a real great run." Wheat was recently picked by Gov. Brian Schweitzer to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice John Warner. He filed W...

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