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||) |
|Order Appointing Hearing Officer|
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.
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 9th day of January, 1998, with the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, Chief Justice, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order.
North Dakota Supreme Court