Daniel Crothers

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Daniel Crothers
Court Information:
North Dakota Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $144,000
Appointed by:   Gov. John Hoeven
Active:   2005-2022
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1984-2005
Personal History
Born:   01/03/1957
Undergraduate:   University of North Dakota, 1979
Law School:   North Dakota School of Law, 1982
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  North Dakota
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  99.15%ApprovedA

Daniel Crothers is a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2005 by Republican Governor John Hoeven.[1] His current term expires in 2022.[2][3]


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.[2]


Awards and associations


  • 2001-2002: President, State Bar Association of North Dakota[2]



Crothers was re-elected to the supreme court with 99.15 percent of the vote after running unopposed on November 6, 2012.[5]

See also: North Dakota judicial elections, 2012


Crothers ran unopposed on November 4, 2008 to an unexpired four-year term on the court.[6]

Political ideology

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.[7]

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