Three North Dakota Supreme Court justices have filed for the state's high court.
Justices Daniel Crothers, Lisa Fair McEvers, and Jon Jensen filed to fill the chief justice position by Wednesday’s midnight deadline.
Eighty-year-old Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle announced in September he will not seek reappointment by his colleagues when his term expires at the end of the year. He has served as Chief Justice since 1993.
The chief justice is appointed to a five-year term.