IN THE SUPREME COURT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
|IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL VACANCY IN DISTRICT JUDGESHIP NUMBER 3 IN THE CHAMBER AT MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT||) |
|Notice of Hearings|
Supreme Court No. 980005
On January 8, 1998, William F. Hodny, District Judge for the South Central 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 District Court, courtroom 301, at the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, North Dakota, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 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 Mandan, 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 South Central Judicial District, in the courtroom of the Supreme Court at the State Capitol, in Bismarck North Dakota, at 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 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