In the Matter of the Judicial Vacancy in District Judgeship No. 1, with Chambers in Bismarck, North Dakota, South Central Judicial District
By letter dated December 29, 2005, the Honorable Burt L. Riskedahl, District Judge for the South Central Judicial District, notified Governor John Hoeven that he is retiring as a District Judge
effective March 31, 2006. On January 5, 2006, Governor Hoeven notified Chief Justice VandeWalle of Judge Riskedahl’s retirement. Judge Riskedahl’s retirement creates a vacancy under Section 27-05-02.1, N.D.C.C. Section 27-05-02.1, N.D.C.C., requires the Supreme Court to determine whether the office is necessary for effective judicial administration.
ORDERED, the Supreme Court will undertake a written consultation with the attorneys and
judges of the South Central Judicial District under Administrative Rule 7.2. Any person wishing to comment on the vacancy may do so in writing no later than Tuesday, January 24, 2006. Written
comments may be e-mailed to Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or addressed to 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 180, Bismarck, ND 58505-0530.
The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota convened January 13, 2006, with the Honorable GeraldW. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, the Honorable
Mary Muehlen Maring, the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, and the Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, Justices, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.