JON JENSEN

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…

Jensen Selected to Head North Dakota Supreme Court

Jensen was selected Thursday over Justice Lisa Fair McEvers.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jon Jensen has been elected to head the state’s high court. The 54-year-old Jensen was selected Thursday over Justice Lisa Fair McEvers. The ballots were cast by the state‚Äôs 52 district court judges and each of the five justices on the high court. Jensen was appointed by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017 to replace…

New North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice to be Chosen

Ballots will be counted at 4 p.m.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota is getting a new Supreme Court chief justice. The new chief justice will be chosen by their colleagues and district court judges on Monday. Ballots will be counted at 4 p.m. at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Justices Daniel Crothers, Lisa Fair McEvers, and Jon Jensen filed to fill the chief justice position that was left open…

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Makes it Official

Jensen had been the presiding judge of the Northeast Central District

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s newest state Supreme Court justice is officially on the job. An investiture ceremony was held Wednesday to install Justice Jon Jensen, who has been hearing cases since August. In July, Gov. Burgum appointed Jensen to replace Justice Carol Kapsner who resigned in April after nearly 18 years on the bench. Jensen had been the presiding…