State of the Judiciary

South Dakota’s State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is pointing to the success of drug courts in reducing recidivism.

During his annual State of the Judiciary speech, Gilbertson called for similar courts for veterans and mental health.

Some legislators agree, but worry about funding issues…

It was Gilbertson’s 17th annual State of the Judiciary.

Dakota Digest for January 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016
Mitchell Republic

The 2016 Legislative Session began this week with Governor Dennis Daugaard's annual State-of-the-State Address on Tuesday. Also this week, the State of Judiciary address and the State of Tribes address. Legendary coach and South Dakota Sports Hall of Famer Gary Munsen passed away this week.

State Of The Judiciary

Jan 10, 2013

South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson joined Karl Gehrke Thursday at the State Capitol in Pierre to discuss the state of the judiciary, including the expansion of drug and alcohol courts.

Chief Justice David Gilbertson gave his outlook on the state’s judicial branch Wednesday. Gilbertson addressed a variety of topics ranging from the alternative courts proposed in the South Dakota Public Safety Improvement Act, to child protective services and cameras in the court. Gilbertson noted the decreasing amount of attorneys in rural areas of the state. He says more progress still needs to be made.