|IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL VACANCY IN DISTRICT JUDGESHIP NUMBER 1 IN THE CHAMBER AT JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTHEAST JUDICIAL DISTRICT||)|
|Order Appointing Hearing Officer|
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.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that under Section 27-17-03, N.D.C.C., and Administrative Rule 7.2, the Honorable Vernon R. Pederson, Surrogate Judge, be designated as a Hearing Officer to receive comments and submit to this Court a report containing findings of fact on all issues regarding this vacancy. No recommendations will be submitted unless chamber relocation is in issue and then only as to the issue of relocation.
Entered this 24th day of November, 1997, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.
North Dakota Supreme Court