On June 25, the Judicial Nominating Committee will travel to Williston to interview applicants for the new Northwest Judicial District judgeships in Williston and Watford City.
The applicants for the new judgeships are:
On June 28, the committee will be in Fargo to interview applicants for the new East Central Judicial district judgship in Fargo.
The applicants for the Fargo judgeship are:
Once the Committee has completed the interview process and has made its recommendations to Governor Jack Dalrymple, by law he will have thirty days to make a selection from the list of nominees, ask for another list, or call an election. When the Legislature created the new judgeships, it required them to be filled 30 days after the law becomes effective July 1. Therefore, the judges must be chosen by the governor no later than July 31.
Under Article 6, § 13, of the North Dakota Constitution the person appointed "shall continue in the position until the next general election immediately following the service of at least two years."
June 10, 2013