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August 22, 2019

No new district judge for Campbell County

GILLETTE (WNE) — The 6th Judicial District is the second most overworked district in the state, and Campbell County officials are being proactive in trying to alleviate the issue.

Judge Michael N. “Nick” Deegan and Commission Chairman Rusty Bell made the case to the Joint Judiciary Committee on Thursday evening to add another district judge, but they were unsuccessful.

The committee voted it down, 8-4.

Deegan said the framework exists to add a fourth judge. In the 2016 legislative session, lawmakers passed Senate File 6, which authorized a fo...

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