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North Dakota Supreme Court

March 16, 2020
The Grand Forks County Courthouse, photographed on November 23, 2015, is the site of many administrative, civil, and criminal services relevant to the needs of the Grand Forks, ND community. Photo by Nick Nelson for the Grand Forks Herald.
ND Supreme Court declares judicial state of emergency
March 16, 2020 - 6:05pm
February 20, 2020
Justice Jon Jensen was appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service
Jensen launches bid to retain North Dakota Supreme Court seat
February 20, 2020 - 3:58pm
January 8, 2020
North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jon Jensen was elected the court's chief justice in a 39-16 vote. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota officials assumed private info rule was working before making court records available on the web
January 8, 2020 - 5:48pm
January 7, 2020
Outside the North Dakota Supreme Court chambers. John Hageman / Forum News Serviceplay button
Amid concerns about identity theft, North Dakota pulls detailed court records from internet
January 7, 2020 - 7:24pm
January 6, 2020
New North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Jon Jensen, left, shakes hands with his predecessor, Justice Gerald VandeWalle, at a ceremony in the state Capitol on Monday, Jan. 6. VandeWalle held the top position on the court for 27 years. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service
Passing the gavel: Jensen takes top spot on ND Supreme Court
January 6, 2020 - 12:07pm
December 23, 2019

Penny Miller introduces her nephew, Connor Sharpe, 13, to North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle during a retirement reception in her honor last week at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Miller served more than three decades as the clerk of the Supreme Court. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota Supreme Court clerk retires after 31 years
December 23, 2019 - 1:34pm
December 12, 2019
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle has served on the North Dakota Supreme Court for more than 40 years. He has been chief justice since 1993 and was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 2015. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Jensen to take over as North Dakota Supreme Court chief justice
December 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
November 25, 2019
North Dakota Supreme Court justices Jon Jensen and Lisa McEvers will be the choices on a run-off ballot to determine a new chief justice. Since 1993, the role has been held by Gerald VandeWalle, who announced in September he will not pursue the top spot but will stay on the court. File photo / Forum News Service
Runoff election will determine new ND Supreme Court chief justice
November 25, 2019 - 5:33pm
November 21, 2019
Chad Legare, right, addressed the court on his behalf during a sentencing hearing in a Towner courtroom Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. Legare earlier entered an Alford plea of guilty to a charge of attempted murder. At left is his attorney, William Hartl, Rugby. Kim Fundingsland / Minot Daily News
Man who beat priest lost right to appeal sentence, Supreme Court says
November 21, 2019 - 5:36pm
November 9, 2019
Russell Craig, shown here when he was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in March 2007, pleaded guilty to murder in the June 2006 stabbing death of his wife.
Judge: Murder defendant knew life sentence was possible
November 9, 2019 - 2:09pm
November 7, 2019
Members of the North Dakota Supreme Court listen to arguments by University of North Dakota law students during the annual moot court competition. Sydney Mook / Grand Forks Herald
3 justices will contend for top job on North Dakota Supreme Court
November 7, 2019 - 4:53pm
October 31, 2019
Chad Legare (left) and Father Robert Wapenskiplay button
Alexandria man accused of attempting to kill priest appeals conviction in North Dakota Supreme Court
October 31, 2019 - 4:21pm
September 30, 2019
Kerry Komrosky
Former Burleigh County deputy disputes search in North Dakota Supreme Court appeal
September 30, 2019 - 9:02pm
September 26, 2019
Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle has served on the North Dakota Supreme Court for 40 years as of Aug. 15. He has been chief justice since 1993, and was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award in 2015. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota chief justice won't seek another term at the helm, but will stay on state's high court
September 26, 2019 - 5:28pm
September 25, 2019
Alexander Justin Pittenger
North-central North Dakota man appeals stabbing conviction to state Supreme Court
September 25, 2019 - 2:54pm