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Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:38:40 CDT
Omitting key facts destroys your credibility when the other side points them out.
- Other appellate practice tips

Mont.: High court hears major water rights case in Great Falls
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:02:15 CDT
Great Falls Tribune: "The Montana Supreme heard a major water rights case Friday in Great Falls pitting ranchers against the Bureau of Land Management. The outcome carries statewide implications."

S.D.: Court for defendants with mental illness to be piloted
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:08:24 CDT
Sioux City Journal/AP: "Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson is requesting funding for a specialized court that would allow defendants to agree to undergo mental health treatment in exchange for a possible dismissal of charges."

42 new attorneys admitted to North Dakota bar
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:59:44 CDT
As Justice Dale Sandstrom administered the oath, 42 lawyers were admitted to the North Dakota Bar Sept. 23. Speakers at the admission ceremony included State Board of Law Examiners President Lawrence King, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, U.N.D. School of Law Professor Kirsten Dauphinais, and State Bar Association President Charles DeMakis.
- 2016 Admission Ceremony Photos

N.D. Attorney General opinions: Sept. 23
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:20:27 CDT
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued opinions that the City of Williston did not violate the open meetings laws when the mayor decided to give a grace period on ordinance amendments affecting adult entertainment establishments; the City of Cooperstown did not violate the law when it assessed a charge for locating and copying records responsive to an original request; and the City of South Heart properly posted notice for a rescheduled meeting.
- A.G. Opinion 2016-O-19
- A.G. Opinion 2016-O-20
- A.G. Opinion 2016-O-21

S.D.: Rapid City man loses appeal on child porn conviction
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:16:57 CDT
Rapid City Journal: "The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal of a Rapid City man who in July was sentenced to 30 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for producing child pornography."

Nation: Opening a window on closed data
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:03:44 CDT
ABA Journal: "Sarah Glassmeyer has spent the past year as a research fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, studying how government publishes law. And how little is available to the taxpayers who finance it."

Anonymous online critics can't be easily unmasked, Kentucky Supreme Court rules
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:32:52 CDT
Lexington Herald Leader: "Anonymous critics on the internet can't be unmasked by a defamation lawsuit unless the plaintiff proves with evidence that what they said was false, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in a significant First Amendment decision released Thursday."
- Opinion Text: John Doe v. Coleman

Joint Procedure Committee Sept. 29-30 agenda
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:06:09 CDT
The agenda for the Sept. 29-30 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's May 12-13 minutes have been posted.

8th Circuit decides N.D. case
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:09:22 CDT
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a summary judgment of dismissal in a North Dakota Fair Debt Collections Practices Act case.
- Kuntz v. Rodenburg LLP

U.S.: Supreme Court steps into new health care dispute
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:55:50 CDT
Constitution Daily: "The Supreme Court, acting with no sign of dissent, moved on Wednesday to interrupt at least temporarily a series of lower court rulings that would bar employee-benefits companies from claiming that they operate 'church plans' and thus are exempt from federal regulatory laws."

Sex offenders sue over Iowa's civil commitment program
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:19:44 CDT
MPR News/AP: "Nine men who were convicted of sex crimes, served their prison sentences and are now indefinitely confined to an Iowa mental health unit have filed a federal lawsuit against the state, claiming its civil commitment program is unconstitutional."

Dakota Datebook: Dedication of New Sheridan County Courthouse
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:17:29 CDT
Prairie Public: "The National Register of Historic Places honors buildings significant for architectural style or their connection with important people or events. In the town of McClusky, which is right-smack-dab in the middle of North Dakota, there's the Sheridan County Courthouse."
- Sheridan County

Judicial Education Commission Oct. 7 agenda
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:09:10 CDT
The agenda for the Oct. 7 meeting of the Judicial Education Commission and the commission's June 10 minutes have been posted.

Divided U.S. Supreme Court turns to less sensitive IP cases
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:28:49 CDT
Reuters: "Shorthanded and ideologically divided, the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to take up any cases on politically sensitive social issues in its new term starting in October, instead showing a keen interest in more technical cases of importance to business such as disputes over intellectual property."

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North Dakota men arrested with pounds of pot
Post Register
The trooper ran Parkinson's name and saw he had an active warrant for his arrest, court records show. The trooper reported smelling an odor of marijuana coming from the truck and asked Bingham how much marijuana he had. Bingham told the trooper he ...

Cosumnes Connection (subscription)

North Dakota Tribes Asks for Quick Court Decision Over Texas Company
WBAP News/Talk
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota's oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes wants a federal appeals court to quickly decide whether a Texas company needed tribal permission to put an oil pipeline and a natural gas pipeline beneath a Missouri River reservoir ...
North Dakota tribes seek review of pipelines under reservoirWashington Times
North Dakota Oil Pipeline Rerouted Extensively To Please Protester DemandsCosumnes Connection (subscription)
Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior ...US Department of Justice

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Newton County Police Blotter
James Deandre Bloodsaw, 22, Crowell Road, aggravated assault, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit a certain crimes, theft by taking - felony. • Vadarrious Brown, 23 ...

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Huffington Post

North Dakota Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge
Huffington Post
BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.� ... “There is ...

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North Dakota State Parade set for Saturday morning in Minot
Washington Times
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The annual North Dakota State Parade is set to kick off weekend events for the State Fair in Minot. The parade has been a part of the fair for the last 35 years. This year's theme is “North Dakota - Where Sports Shine.â€� Major League ...

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North Dakota throws a two-year lifeline to oil 'ducks'
Companies will now have up to two years to hydraulically fracture, or frack, drilled-but-uncompleted wells, or DUCs, under changes approved unanimously by the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC), which is comprised of the governor, attorney ...

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Deseret News

States with the back-to-school best and worst school systems for 2016
Deseret News
District of Columbia Court of Appeals / Another Believer. School-system quality rank: 50. School-system safety rank: 24. Total score: 35.10. Source: WalletHub .... School-system quality rank: 18. School-system safety rank: 49. Total score: 53.06 ...

The Atlantic

The Cost of Stealing a Sign: 15 Years of Hard Labor
The Atlantic
North Korea's Supreme Court convicted Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old student at the University of Virginia, of subversion and sentenced him to 15 years of prison and hard labor. Here's a timeline of events that resulted in the conviction of the native of ...

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ND lawmakers define start of life, outlaw abortion
North Dakota lawmakers Friday completed action to outlaw almost all abortions, voting to define life as beginning at conception. The Republican-dominated House also ... Abortion-rights groups denounced the results and have promised a court fight if any ...
North Dakota may take lead in GOP race to end abortionMSNBC

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Former Texas school district CFO allegedly used armored cars to steal $600000 from district
Foster, of Lewisville, was arrested at the International Leadership of Texas in Richardson, where she is employed as the director of finance. She pleaded not guilty in federal court in Dallas on Monday and is free on bond. According to a Tuesday press ...

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