CATEGORIES: Alumni News Campus Clips Sir Jimmie Blog Six Word Memoir Video

ALUMNI NEWS
Judge Ralph Erickson(’81) Nominated by President Trump

Source:bismarcktribune.com

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced that President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson to a seat on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Erickson was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 to the U.S. District Court here, the trial court level in the federal judicial system. Erickson previously served as a state district judge for the East Central Judicial District in Cass County.

“Judge Erickson has served the people of North Dakota and the United States well on the U.S. District Court and I support his nomination to serve on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals,” Hoeven said in a statement Wednesday. “Throughout his career, he has upheld the rule of law and shown deep respect for the Constitution. We look forward to moving his nomination through the Senate.”

Erickson graduated from UJ in 1981 and then the University of North Dakota School of Law. He practiced law in West Fargo from 1984 to 1994 before beginning his judicial career.

“I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the people of the United States, and particularly North Dakota, as a judge over the past 23 years,” Erickson said in a statement. “I am humbled and honored by the confidence that President Donald J. Trump has shown in me and if confirmed I will do my utmost to faithfully perform my duties as an appellate judge.”

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who is a former North Dakota attorney general, also expressed support for Erickson’s nomination.

“Judge Erickson has proven through his decades of experience, record of impartiality, and devotion to his work that he is a judicious and thoughtful lawyer who continues to follow the rule of law,” she said in a statement. “I have known Judge Erickson for many years and he has a reputation for fairness and independence, and is highly respected by members of the North Dakota bar – and I look forward to supporting his nomination in the U.S. Senate.”

Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia who tracks federal judicial appointments, said Erickson is a solid nominee to the appeals court.

“Chief Judge Erickson has lengthy judicial experience in the state and federal court systems, while he enjoys a reputation for being a fair, mainstream jurist who possesses great judicial temperament,” Tobias said.

Erickson should win confirmation, he said, although it might take awhile in light of a backlog of circuit nominees in line ahead of him.

Read the Original Article in Full

Would you like to be notified when articles like this are posted?
Choose subscription options for your phone or email.


Posted:June 12, 2017


Popular This Month
Grad Year
Justin Schweitzer (’02) named CMEDr. Justin Schweitzer recently accepted the role of Chief Medical Editor for Modern Optometry. Read more about why he accepted…
Johnson (’06) Appointed AuditorZasha Johnson (’06) has been appointed as the new Auditor for Oakes City. For the past nine years, she served…
Josh Kittell(’08) to Head Jimmie FootballUniversity of Jamestown director of athletics Sean Johnson announced that Josh Kittell is the school’s new head football coach. A…
In memoriam: Dr. James StoneDr. James Stone, former UJ professor, passed away Wednesday, March 29 after battling cancer. Dr. Stone influenced countless lives in…
Peterson Selected for Executive Leadership AcademyUniversity of Jamestown is pleased to announce that Polly Peterson, Executive Vice President, is one of 23 senior-level administrators in…
2016 Scramble ResultsThe 30th Annual Jimmie Scramble took place on Saturday, June 18th at the Jamestown Country Club. Like previous years, the…
Photo Gallery: Dine & Bid 2016Left click for a larger image. Right click to save the image. If you are having any issues with this…
Clay (’11) shares favorite recipeWhen Ryan Clay (‘11) studied abroad with UJ in Europe, he discovered the soup solyanka. Now, as a professional cook,…
Bruce Berg(’58) and Rev. Terry Anderson PodcastFormer University of Jamestown professor and Jamestown High School speech teacher Bruce Berg (’58, English & Education) and Rev. Terry…


2018


2017


2016


2015


2014


2013


2012


2011


2010


2009


2008


2007


2006


2005


2004


2003


2002


2001


2000


19x1


1999


1998


1997


1996


1995


1994


1992


1991


1989


1988


1987


1986


1985


1983


1981


1979


1978


1977


1975


1973


1972


1971


1968


1967


1963


1962


1961


1959


1958


1954


1952


1951


1950


1947


1937


1931

Recent

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
99%
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1

-
Utility