The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth
District of North Dakota Branch
Ardell Tharaldson, law clerk to District Judge Conmy, published the book he's been preparing on the history of North Dakota judges. Patronage: Histories and Biographies of North Dakota's Federal Judges was recently published by Northern Lights ND Press, in cooperation with the North Dakota branch, and is available for a reasonable rate. After recouping costs, Mr. Tharaldson will donate profits from sale of the book to the North Dakota branch. Circuit Judge Richard S. Arnold authored the foreword, and the cover has already won a national award.
The North Dakota branch has been planning the restoration of Judge Davies' courtroom in Fargo in order to preserve the look of a 1960s courtroom. The work will be carried out when Judge Webb retires, as there is a connecting door between Judge Webb's space and the courtroom.
The Grand Forks courthouse was renamed in honor of Judge Ronald N. Davies in 2001 and the Minot courthouse was recently dedicated for Judge Bruce Van Sickle. U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan was involved in both ceremonies.