Gerald VandeWalle

VandeWalle to retire from North Dakota Supreme Court

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle (center)BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Gerald VandeWalle says he will retire on Jan. 31. Gov. Doug Burgum announced Vandewalle’s retirement on Friday. The 89-year-old VandeWalle was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1978 and served as chief justice from 1993 until 2019, when he did not seek reappointment as chief….

Gavel Passes to New Chief Justice in North Dakota

VandeWalle was the longest-serving chief justice in state history.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The gavel has been passed to the new chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. A ceremony Monday marked the transition from 86-year-old Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle to Justice Jon Jensen. The 54-year-old Jensen was elected chief justice by the state’s district court judges and the Supreme Court last month. VandeWalle announced in September that he would not…