October 29, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says 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.

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.

“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,” said Governor Noem. “He will be an excellent addition to the South Dakota Supreme Court.”

Myren is a native of Mound City. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota in 1985 and graduated from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey in 1988. Following law school, Myren entered the private practice of law in Denver, Colorado. Myren returned to South Dakota to serve as the South Dakota Supreme Court’s permanent staff attorney in 1990.