U.S.: Obama's Clean Power Plan gets court showdown
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:13:50 CDT
USA Today: "The nation's second most powerful court spent nearly seven hours Tuesday trying to decide whether President Obama's signature plan to fight global warming represents a transformative environmental initiative or tramples on the prerogatives of Congress and the states."
- Energy Wire: Clean Power Plan oral arguments -- the blow by blow
U.S.: Top five Supreme Court cases to watch
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:22:16 CDT
The Hill: "The Supreme Court begins a new term next week with a docket of cases that could have sweeping implications for religious freedom, jury deliberations and congressional redistricting. Whether the court will be able to resolve all of its cases remains to be seen."
'Ghost claims' of dead pioneers haunt South Dakota water rights
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:46 CDT
Rapid City Journal: "It's a safe bet that neither John P. Plunkett nor Edward Lynch will show up to defend their water rights when a state board considers terminating them later this year. That's because Plunkett and Lynch are dead -- and have been for a long time."
U.S. government to pay $492 million to 17 American Indian tribes
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:19:31 CDT
MPR News: "The U.S. government has agreed to pay a total of $492 million to 17 American Indian tribes for mismanaging natural resources and other tribal assets, according to an attorney who filed most of the suits."
Deference to agencies at issue in S.D. wetlands fight
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:21:57 CDT
Greenwire: "A dispute over methods that federal officials used to determine that a South Dakota farm contained wetlands has ballooned into a broader legal battle over how agencies interpret regulations."
Mont.: Magna Carta spotlighted in exhibit in Helena
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:40:00 CDT
Great Falls Tribune: "The Montana Law Library is featuring a national traveling exhibit highlighting the Magna Carta, a document that gave a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges."
SCOTUS 2016 Term: By the numbers
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:32:21 CDT
Bloomberg News: "The U.S. Supreme Court always kicks off a new term on the first Monday in October. This term that's Oct. 3. The high court's 2016 docket isn't filled with the kinds of blockbusters that court watchers have become accustomed to over the last few terms."
U.S.: DC appeals court set to hear clean power plan case
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:40:10 CDT
ABC News/AP: "The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions."
Nation: Law profs create 4th Amendment warning signs for lawns
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:36:03 CDT
ABA Journal: "According to the U.S. Supreme Court, authorities lack an 'implied license' to walk a drug-sniffing dog to a homeowner's front door. Though, according to the opinion in Florida v. Jardines, an implied license is presumably given to peddlers and Girl Scouts."
New Opinion: Sept. 26
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Sept. 26.
Nominating committee names NEC judge finalists
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:40:09 CDT
Four lawyers have been named as finalists to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District judgeship vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Debbie G. Kleven. The finalists named by the Judicial Nominating Committee are Jay Knudson, Jason McCarthy, Theodore Sandberg and Nancy Yon.
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
Personnel Policy Board Sept. 30 agenda
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:38:11 CDT
The agenda for the Sept. 30 meeting of the Personnel Policy Board and the board's July 1 minutes have been posted.
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."
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."
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North Dakota men arrested with pounds of pot
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 ...
North Dakota Tribes Asks for Quick Court Decision Over Texas Company
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) â€“ 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 reservoir
North Dakota Oil Pipeline Rerouted Extensively To Please Protester Demands
Newton County Police Blotter
Jennifer Marie Messer, 39, Cardinal Court, battery - family violence, criminal damage to property - 1st degree, cruelty to children - 3rd degree. â€¢ Jeffery Demond Norrington, 22, North Sterling Lake, disorderly conduct. â€¢ Jesse Ballard Parr, 28, Mount ...
North Dakota Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge
BISMARCK, N.D. â€” A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected â€“ as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law â€œclearly invalid and unconstitutional.â€� ... â€œThere is ...
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 ...
States with the back-to-school best and worst school systems for 2016
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 ...
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 abortion
The Cost of Stealing a Sign: 15 Years of Hard Labor
â€”January 22: North Korea made his arrest public, saying Warmbier was detained for â€œanti-republic activities.â€� â€”February 29: Warmbier was made by North Korean authorities to publicly confess to his alleged crime: stealing a propaganda sign from his hotel.
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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North Liberty will allow wage increase to $9.15
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About three dozen people at North Liberty City Hall urged the City Council on Tuesday to sit back and allow the city's minimum wage to rise to $9.15 per hour on May 1 as part of a scheduled countywide increase. For now, at least, that's what the ...