Twelve judges and lawyers have applied to fill the vacancy on the North Dakota Supreme Court created by Justice Mary Maring's pending retirement.
The deadline for applications to arrive in the State Bar Association of North Dakota office was Oct. 7. Justice Maring will retire effective Dec. 31.
The applicants for the judgeship are:
The Judicial Nominating Committee will now interview the applicants. 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.
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."
October 7, 2013