History of the Supreme Court

The Court System maintains a history of all individuals who have served as a Supreme Court Justice, and interesting facts about the justices.

A Historical Sketch of the Supreme Court of the Dakota Territory and North Dakota Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the Dakota Territory

The Supreme Court of North Dakota

North Dakota Supreme Court Since Statehood

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justices

Place of Birth

Education

Other Public Offices

Age of Justices When First Assuming Offices

Method of Attaining Office and Length of Service

Salaries of Supreme Court Justices Since Statehood

North Dakota Supreme Court Law Clerks

The North Dakota Supreme Court: A Century of Advances

The Court System also maintains a complete list of individuals who have served as a District Court Judge, or County Judge, along with a collection of biographical sketches,

Remembering John Burke

Justice, Governor, legislator, U.S. Treasurer

Reading the Law

The story of Judge O.A. Schulz

Ralph J. Erickstad, former Chief Justice

Ralph J. Erickstad 1922-2001

Remembering Ralph J. Erickstad

Ralph J. Erickstad Courtroom dedicated

Erickstad sculpture unveiled

Profile of former Chief Justice Ralph J. Erickstad

and writings about court history.

Murder and death by hanging: Capital crimes and criminals executed in northern Dakota Territory and North Dakota, 1885-1905

By historian Frank Vyzralek.

Four Capital Murder Trials Since the Last Execution in 1905

by Justice Dale V. Sandstrom

North Dakota's Last Lynching

by Supreme Court staff attorney Mike Hagburg

Schooling in Liberal Law

The early days of the Univ. of N.D. Law School

Court Unification

Twenty years later, was it a success?

From the Benches and Trenches

Court Reform: The North Dakota Experience