2 veteran judges nominated as Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court on Friday nominated two veteran judges as new justices at the top court. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cho Hee-dae recommended Eom Sang-phil, 55, and Shin Sook-hee, 54, for nomination by President Yoon Suk Yeol. Once Yoon approves their nomination, the National Assembly will hold a confirmation hearing. Eom began his judicial career in Seoul in 1997. He has been at the Seoul High Court since 2021. Shin started her career as a judge in 1996, also in Seoul. She has been working at the Suwon High Court since 2022. The two were selected from a pool of six candidates. If appointed, Eom and Shin will replace two outgoing justices, Ahn Chul-sang and Min You-sook, who had been with the Supreme Court since January 2018. Source: Yonhap News Agency