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Justice Konenkamp sets date to retire from Supreme Court

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — This year is the 20th, and the last, that Justice John Konenkamp will serve on the South Dakota Supreme Court.

He notifi ed Gov. Dennis Daugaard in a letter that he intends to retire on Dec. 31.

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Eric Strawn named new judge in SD’s Fourth Circuit

July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Eric Strawn as a part-time magistrate judge for the Fourth Circuit.
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Federal judge delays North Dakota abortion law

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fatal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Continue Reading

Governor appoints two judges for Oil Patch

July 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple has appointed attorneys Robin Schmidt and Paul Jacobson to serve as new district court judges in northwest North Dakota. Continue Reading

Watertown publisher named to state panel

July 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Newspaper publisher to fill spot on judge oversight commission.
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4 finalists named for 2 new ND judgeships

June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Four finalists have been named for two new judgeships being created in North Dakota’s Northwest Judicial District. Continue Reading

Survey ranks Anderson, Olson top judicial candidates

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Judges don’t seem to lend themselves to being ranked on a one-to-five scale like a hotel review. But the State Bar Association of North Dakota, before judicial appointments like the upcoming addition of a ninth judge in Fargo, gives lawyers in the state a chance to rank the potential new judges in an anonymous survey. Continue Reading

From the Bench: The quiet third branch of government

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

How much do you know about our court system? Many often pass by the courthouse in their town, yet know little about what goes on inside unless they’ve been sued, summoned to a criminal case, or called to serve on a jury. Continue Reading

Gilbertson gets new term as SD Supreme Court chief

June 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court announced Wednesday that the justices have elected David Gilbertson to an unprecedented fourth term as chief justice of the state’s highest court.
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3 new state judges approved for North Dakota

May 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Supreme Court is taking public comments on where it should base three new state district court judgeships approved by the Legislature. Continue Reading