Senate Judiciary Committee approves Fargo's Erickson for Appeals Court
Pat Sweeney | Sep 14, 2017 AT 3:58 pm
North Dakota’s U.S. senators have announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved Judge Ralph Erickson of Fargo, to serve on the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. His jurisdiction would include North Dakota.
Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp says Erickson had an “incredibly favorable” hearing.
Republican Senator John Hoeven says he looks forward to Erickson’s confirmation.
Today’s approval is the final step before Erickson’s nomination receives a vote in the full U.S. Senate.
Erickson is a graduate of UND’s law school.