The Judicial Conference was called to order at 2:00 p.m. on June 14, 2007. Roll call was taken.
Judges of Supreme Court
Dale V. Sandstrom
Mary Muehlen Maring
Carol Ronning Kapsner
Daniel J. Crothers
There were 25 members present. Since a quorum was not present, it was determined that the business portion of the conference could not proceed.
Discussion ensued as to how to avoid a lack of a quorum at future Judicial Conferences. There were suggestions that the definition of a quorum be changed in the bylaws to exclude counting surrogate judges or to only include a majority of district court judges or quorum of district judges.
Chair Maring indicated that she would call a meeting of the Executive Committee to discuss the issue and invited all members of the Judicial Conference to submit their suggestions.
Chair Maring then called on Jim Ganje to provide a legislative update.
Following the legislative update, Judge Wefald noted that as chair of the Legislative Committee he had appeared before the legislature and opposed the bill that would have required a PSI before a defendant could be sentenced on a revocation of probation. He said the legislature was receptive to his testimony on this bill and on others. It was noted by Jim Ganje that Representive Shirley Meyer has been appointed as chair of the Judicial Process Committee. Senator Fieberger was appointed as vice-chair.
There being no further discussion, the gathering was ended at 2:45 p.m.
State Court Administrator
Executive Secretary to the Judicial Conference