Glen A. Severson
|Glen A. Severson|
|South Dakota Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Mike Rounds|
|Preceded by:||Richard Sabers|
|Past post:||Judge, South Dakota Second Judicial Circuit|
|Undergraduate:||University of South Dakota, 1972|
|Law School:||University of South Dakota School of Law, 1975|
|Candidate for:||South Dakota Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Election date:||November 6, 2012|
|Retention vote %:||80.20%|
Glen A. Severson is an associate justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. He is the court's newest justice, having been appointed in 2009 by Republican Governor Mike Rounds to represent the state's Second Supreme Court District. He will be up for retention election at the end of his term in 2020.
Severson worked in private practice from 1983 to 1992. He also served as the Huron city attorney from 1977 to 1992, and as a Beadle County deputy states attorney in 1975. Severson was first appointed to the judiciary when he became a circuit court judge in 1993. He served there as that court's presiding judge from 2002 until his 2009 appointment to the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Severson served in the South Dakota Air National Guard from 1967 to 1973.
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, South Dakota Bar Association
- Member, Second Circuit Bar Association
- 1986-1992: Member, South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources
- See also: South Dakota judicial elections, 2012
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. Severson received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.68, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is less conservative than the average CF score of 1.05 that justices received in South 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.
- Keloland, "Severson Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice," April 3, 2009
- South Dakota Unified Judicial System, "Supreme Court," accessed August 18, 2014
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "Sample Election Ballot November 6, 2012"
- Per information submitted by SD State Election Coordinator to Judgepedia via email
- South Dakota Secretary of State, "South Dakota Official Results 2012"
- Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
|Former||Richard Sabers • John Konenkamp • Judith Meierhenry • Roger Wollman •|