IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
|IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL VACANCY IN DISTRICT JUDGESHIP NUMBER 3 IN THE CHAMBER AT MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA, NORTHWEST JUDICIAL DISTRICT||) |
|Notice of Hearings|
Supreme Court No. 970402
On December 31, 1997, Wallace J. Berning, District Judge for the Northwest Judicial District, notified this Court that he will not be seeking reelection when his term expires thus creating a vacancy under Section 27-05-02.1(4), 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 Community Courtroom at the Ward County Courthouse in Minot, North Dakota, at 10 a.m., Monday, February 9, 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 Minot, 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(4), N.D.C.C., the Supreme Court will consult with the judges and attorneys of the Northwest Judicial District, in the courtroom of the Supreme Court at the State Capitol, in Bismarck North Dakota, at 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 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, January 9, 1998.
North Dakota Supreme Court