North Dakota

Former state Supreme Court Justice Mary Maring

Former state Supreme Court Justice Mary Maring shared her experiences running for the North Dakota Supreme Court during a panel hosted by the Infinity Project and the North Dakota Bar Association. Alice Senechal currently serves as a Magistrate Judge and Shon Hastings as a Bankruptcy Judge with the District of North Dakota court.

According to Gavel Gap, 21% of North Dakota’s state court judges are white women compared to 44% of the population and there are no women of color compared to 6% of the population.

Recent News

It’s Time for a Federal Judicial Nominating Commission in North Dakota (2017)

Confirm Jennifer Klemestrud Puhl for the Eighth Circuit (2016)

Senate hearing friendly for appointment to replace Fargo-based appeals judge (2016)

Puhl, federal appeals court nominee from ND, slated for Senate hearing (2016)

North Dakota names first ever female bankruptcy judge (2011)


Judicial nominating commission statutes

Ballotpedia:  Judicial Selection in North Dakota


Please contact any one of the following Infinity Project organizers in North Dakota for more information or to get involved:

Honorable Alice Senechal:

Tim Purdon:

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