- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah’s first female supreme court justice has announced she will be retiring after serving 35 years on the bench.

Christine Durham submitted her resignation letter to Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday, saying she will step down on November 16.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Durham and Jill Parrish are the only two women who have served on the state’s supreme court. Parrish left the supreme court after she became a federal judge in Utah in 2015.

Durham said in a statement on Tuesday that she has enjoyed her time on the bench and that it will be difficult to step down.

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