ND Supreme Court holds investiture ceremony for GF native

ND Supreme Court holds investiture ceremony for GF native Click to Enlarge

Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday celebrated the newest member of the North Dakota Supreme Court during a formal investiture ceremony to install Justice Jon Jensen.

Burgum appointed the Grand Forks native to the Supreme Court effective Aug. 15, filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Justice Carol Kapsner.

Jensen will serve on the Supreme Court until at least the November 2020 general election, when he will be eligible to run for a 10-year term.

During the ceremony, Burgum also acknowledged Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle as the longest-serving justice in state history, having last week surpassed the record of 39 years, 1 month set in 1954 by the Honorable Adolph Christianson. Burgum presented VandeWalle with an engraved gavel as a token of appreciation.

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