|Current Court Information:|
|North Dakota Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. John Hoeven|
|Active: || 2005-2022|
|Past post: || Attorney in private practice|
|Past term: || 1984-2005|
|Born: || 01/03/1957|
|Undergraduate: || University of North Dakota, 1979|
|Law School: || North Dakota School of Law, 1982|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|State: ||North Dakota|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date: ||11/6/2012|
|Election vote: ||99.15%|
Daniel Crothers is a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2005 by Republican Governor John Hoeven. His current term expires in 2022.
Crothers received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in 1979 and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1982.
Awards and associations
- 2001-2002: President, State Bar Association of North Dakota
Crothers was re-elected with 99.15% of the vote after running unopposed on November 6, 2012.
- See also: North Dakota judicial elections, 2012
Crothers ran unopposed on November 4, 2008 to an unexpired four-year term on the court.
- See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Crothers received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 1.51, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 1.00 that justices received in North Dakota. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.