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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 t…

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