SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday announced she will appoint Scott P. Myren to the state's Supreme Court.
Myren will take Chief Justice David Gilbertson's spot on the court after he retires in January.
“Judge Myren is a highly-qualified, senior jurist who respects the separation of powers and the role of a judge to interpret the law as written,” Noem said.
Myren has been a judge on South Dakota’s Fifth Circuit since 2004 and presided over the circuit since 2013. He has worked in South Dakota's judicial system since 1990.
The South Dakota Supreme Court announced earlier this year that Justice Steven R. Jensen will succeed Gilbertson as chief justice when he retires.