Magnus Matningsdal

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Magnus Matningsdal (born 29 September 1951 in ) is a Norwegian judge.

He graduated as cand.jur. in 1976 and then took the dr.juris degree in 1986. He was a professor at the University of Bergen from 1987 to 1989, and assisting professor from 1989 to 1997. At the same time he was a judge in Jæren from 1989 and presiding judge in Gulating from 1996 to 1997. He is a Supreme Court Justice from 1997.[1][2]

On 5 February 2008, the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs of the Norwegian Parliament recommended that a commission be named to investigate and, if warranted, prosecute for impeachment three of the Norwegian Supreme Court Justices who presided over the cases of Fritz Moen, a victim of miscarriage of justice. The three were Matningsdal, Karin Maria Bruzelius and Eilert Stang Lund.[3] However, when the case was treated by the Standing Committee on Justice three months later, it was closed.[4]


  1. ^ Hætta, Odd Mathis (2008). "Matningsdal, Magnus". In Knut Olav Åmås. Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 369–370. ISBN 978-82-03-23561-0. 
  2. ^ "Matningsdal, Magnus". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. 
  3. ^ Gjerde, Robert (5 February 2008). "Stortinget må vurdere riksrett". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Ommundsen, Else Gro (8 May 2008). "Høyesterettsdommere stilles ikke for riksrett". Dagsavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 October 2008.