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Judges, attorneys apply for Supreme Court vacancy Friday, December 2, 2022

The following individuals have applied for the Supreme Court vacancy that will be created by the retirement of Justice Gerald VandeWalle:

South Central Judicial District Judge Doug Bahr
Attorney David Hagler, Bismarck
Attorney Kiara Kraus-Parr, Grand Forks
Northwest Judical District Judge Daniel El-Dweek
Attorney Angela Elsperger Lord, Fargo
North Central Judicial District Judge Stacy Louser
Attorney Jake Rodenbiker, Fargo

The Judicial Nominating Committee will screen the applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill the vacancy to Gov. Doug Burgum.

The judgeship will be filled under N.D.C.C. ch. 27-25.

N.D.C.C. 27-25-04 requires the governor, within 30 days after receiving the list of nominees, to: "1. Fill the vacancy by appointment from the list of nominees submitted by the committee. 2. Return the list of nominees and direct the committee to reconvene. 3. Call a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term."