Caldwell judge named to Idaho Court of Appeals

Third Judicial District Judge Molly Huskey was named Thursday to the Idaho Court of Appeals.

Huskey, whose appointment was announced by Gov. Butch Otter, will replace Karen Lansing, who is retiring after 22 years of service. Huskey’s appointment is effective immediately.

“I am pleased to appoint Judge Huskey to this important position in our judiciary,” Otter said in a written statement. “Molly has a long history of public service with experience as a prosecutor and also a public defender. I believe her accomplishments and those experiences will serve her and Idaho well in this new role. I also wish to extend my thanks to Judge Lansing for her years of service and wish her well in retirement.”

Huskey served as the Idaho state Appellate Public Defender from 2002 until later 2011, when she was appointed to her former position as a 3rd District judge.

A Moscow native, Huskey also served as chief of the Appellate Unit for the State of Idaho and was a deputy prosecuting attorney and a deputy public defender for Bonneville County.

Huskey earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Idaho in 1989 and a law degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1993.

“I am honored to be selected to serve the citizens of Idaho as a judge on the Idaho Court of Appeals,” Huskey said in a written statement. “The Idaho Court system is comprised of hard-working, bright, and talented people and I am looking forward to the challenges and appreciative of the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”

Huskey and her husband, David, live in Middleton. They have three children.