On October 10, 2017, the South Dakota Supreme Court announced that the Investiture for its newest Justice, Steven R. Jensen, will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the USD School of Law in Vermillion, South Dakota.

On September 19, 2017, Governor Dennis Daugaard announced that he had chosen Judge Steven Jensen, the presiding judge of the First Judicial Circuit, and a fourteen-year veteran of the bench, to fill the opening on the South Dakota Supreme Court created by the June retirement of Justice Lori S. Wilbur.  Judge Jensen is Governor Daugaard’s third appointment to the high Court.

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