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Joseph C. Butner’s official investiture was Friday afternoon at the Yavapai County courthouse in Prescott. He serves in the Verde Valley Judicial Court.

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After pro-tem stint, Butner takes oath as judge of Superior Court

In a freewheeling ceremony that was equal parts celebrity roast and pomp and circumstance, Judge Joseph C. Butner III was sworn-in and received his Superior Court judge's robe in an investiture ceremony Friday.