|IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL VACANCY IN DISTRICT JUDGESHIP NUMBER 1 IN THE CHAMBER AT JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT||)|
|Notice of Hearings |
Supreme Court No. 970365
On November 7, 1997, Governor Edward T. Schafer notified this Court that the Honorable James A. Wright, District Judge for the Southeast Judicial District, had passed away November 4, 1997, thus creating a vacancy under Section 27-05-02.1(1), N.D.C.C. Section 27-05-02.1, N.D.C.C., requires the Supreme Court to determine whether the vacancy should be filled. The Supreme Court considered the matter, and
ORDERED, that a hearing be held in the District Court courtroom in Jamestown, North Dakota, at 10 a.m. January 6, 1998, before the Honorable Vernon R. Pederson presiding as a Hearing Officer pursuant to Section 27-17-03, N.D.C.C. and Administrative Rule 7.2, at which time any person may appear and present information and be heard on the following issues:
1) Filling the vacant position at Jamestown, ND;
2) Transferring and filling the vacant position; or
3) Abolishing the vacant position.
Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes per individual.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that pursuant to Section 27-05-02.1(1), N.D.C.C., the Supreme Court will consult with the judges and attorneys of the Southeast Judicial District, in the courtroom of the Supreme Court at the State Capitol, in Bismarck North Dakota, at 2:45 p.m. on January 20, 1998.
Anyone who wishes to appear at either hearing should notify the Clerk of the Supreme Court, in writing, three days prior to the date scheduled for the hearing. Anyone who cannot appear may address written comments to Penny Miller, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58505-0530, for submission to the Hearing Officer and the Supreme Court prior to the hearings.
Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, November 24, 1997.
North Dakota Supreme Court