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Trial court tip
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:58:52 CDT
Tell the judge (and opposing counsel) the docket index number of the document you are referencing.

Dickinson women aim to help female prisoners a 'safe landing'
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:18:26 CDT
Dickinson Press: "The idea came during a Bible study session at the Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in New England. Kayleen Wardner said she asked a woman who had previously been released from the prison about why she had returned. The woman told Wardner she was unable to find a job or an apartment after she had gotten out, and resorted back to selling drugs in order to eat."

Mont.: Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:22:55 CDT
Montana Standard/AP: "A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts. The case had been dismissed two years ago by a judge who said the environmentalists could not demonstrate drilling activities would cause them harm."
- Opinion Text: Mont. Environmental Info. Ctr. v. BLM

Atlantic Richfield loses Montana Supreme Court decision
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:28:00 CDT
Montana Standard: "Opportunity residents seeking an environmental cleanup will get their day in court, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The highest court in the state partially overturned a legal decision made by District Court Judge Brad Newman in 2013. The plaintiffs - nearly 100 residents of Opportunity - want the Atlantic Richfield Co. to clean up toxic contaminants left from decades of smelting."
- Opinion Text: Christian v. Atlantic Richfield

Minn. court: Regarding street fees, St. Paul can treat churches like businesses
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:55:58 CDT
Fargo Forum: "The city of St. Paul is claiming victory in a long-standing legal dispute with two downtown churches over routine street assessments. The decision issued Monday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds St. Paul's right to treat downtown churches like businesses when it charges annual right-of-way street maintenance fees."
- Opinion Text: First Baptist Church v. City of St. Paul

Judgeship retained at Dickinson
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:24:36 CDT
The Supreme Court has retained at Dickinson the judgeship being vacated by the retirement of the Judge Zane Anderson.

Notice of Judicial Vacancy
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:28:43 CDT
The Judicial Nominating Committee is accepting applications to fill the judgeship open as a result of the retirement of Judge Michael Sturdevant in the Northeast Judicial District with chambers in Bottineau. Applications are due Sept. 15.

Minn.: Former Stewartville teacher loses appeal on child sex abuse
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:23:09 CDT
KIMT News: "A former elementary school teacher convicted of child sex abuse has lost his appeal. In June of 2014, 69-year-old Francis Allen Skinness of Austin was found guilty in Olmsted County District Court of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct."

Mont.: 'Big Mountain Jesus' gets OK from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 08:21:52 CDT
Helena Independent Record: "'Big Mountain Jesus' is staying put.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a 12-foot statue of Jesus at Whitefish Mountain Resort 'did not sprout from the minds of (government) officials and was not funded from (the government's) coffers.'"
- Opinion Text: Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Weber

Former Goshen County judge sworn in as justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:07:25 CDT
Scottsbluff Star Herald: "A standing room only crowd gathered in the courtroom of the Wyoming Supreme Court Monday afternoon to witness the administration of the oath of office to Keith G. Kautz by Chief Justice E. James Burke."


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WDAZ

North Dakota Supreme court reverses decision for state employees to pay for ...
WDAY
In November of 2014, District Judge Daniel Narum ordered the state of North Dakota and BCI agent Arnie Rummel to pay 54-thousand dollars to Darrell Schrum. Rummel seized the payloader from Schrum in May, and according to court documents, ...
North Dakota Supreme Court: Judge was wrong to order agent to pay man for ...The Republic
Supreme Court says order to pay for payloader was wrongWDAZ

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AgWeb

HomeNewsNorth Dakota Judge Blocks WOTUS Rule
AgWeb
The judge said that among other things, the rule would require "jurisdictional studies" of every proposed natural gas, oil or water pipeline project in North Dakota, a state which is at the center of an energy exploration boom. "While the exact amount ...
First Blood: North Dakota Federal Court Strikes WOTUS RuleJD Supra (press release)
Pruitt comments on North Dakota federal judge's ruling blocking implementation ...Daily Ardmoreite
ND judge to settle WOTUS disputeAG Week
The Capital Journal -Natural Gas Intelligence
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Beef Magazine

North Dakota district court blocks controversial 'Waters of the United States ...
Washington Post
Yesterday, a federal district court in North Dakota granted a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of a new Environmental Protection Agency rule defining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This rule is important because ...
North Dakota court partially blocks WOTUS implementationBeef Magazine
Federal judge blocks Obama's water ruleThe Hill
North Dakota Judge Blocks Obama Administration Regulation on WaterwaysKSTP.com
Farm Futures -Feedstuffs -U.S. News & World Report
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KFGO

North Dakota agrees to pay attorneys' fees in lawsuit over gay marriage ban
Grand Forks Herald
In the other lawsuit, brought by Fargo couple Janet Jorgensen and Cynthia Phillips, the parties have been in settlement negotiations over attorneys' fees. A judge recently granted a joint motion to extend the time for filing a petition for attorneys ...
North Dakota agrees to pay $58000 in same-sex marriage lawsuitKFGO
North Dakota ordered to pay legal fees in gay marriage suitWashington Times
ND Agrees to pay $58000 in dropped same-sex marriage lawsuitWDAY

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North Dakota judge holding hearing on federal water rule
Helena Independent Record
The states want the judge to order an injunction to suspend the new rules. Many landowners are worried even a ditch or puddle could fall under the new federal regulations. The other states joining the lawsuit with North Dakota are Alaska, Arizona ...

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North Dakota judge grants hearing on federal water rule
Casper Star-Tribune Online
The states want the judge to order an injunction to suspend the new rules. Judge Ralph Erickson set a hearing on the request for Friday in Fargo. The other states joining the lawsuit with North Dakota are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho ...

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BNSF Seeks Delay in Lawsuit over North Dakota Derailment
Insurance Journal
BNSF lawyer Timothy Thornton asked Judge Norman Anderson on Monday to delay the proceedings until the National Transportation Safety Board comes out with detailed findings on the crash. Thompson's lawyers say a delay would be “an economic ...


Judge denies release for North Dakota man scheduled to be sentenced in ...
Daily Journal
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — A judge says a Grand Forks man who has pleaded guilty in a case involving numerous drug overdoses cannot spend time with his family before sentencing. Ryan Jensen is charged in federal court to five counts, including ...

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Valley News Live

North Dakota Leads Lawsuit to Delay Waters of US Rule
Valley News Live
KFYR North Dakota is leading a lawsuit with 12 other states to delay a rule that gives the federal government authority over some waters in the state. The Waters of the U.S. Rule from the Environmental Protection Agencyand Army Corps of the Engineers ...
Alaska and 12 states ask judge to delay new federal water ruleJuneau Empire (subscription)
Montana, other states want judge to block new federal water ruleThe Missoulian

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SFGate

Lawsuit over Clean Power Plan's treatment of coal in North Dakota considered
Grand Forks Herald
BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he's considering a standalone lawsuit over the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan because of the different potential claims that arise from how the plan “harshly” treats the state and ...
North Dakota 'very seriously considering' lawsuit against new rules for ...Fox Business
North Dakota mulls lawsuit over new greenhouse gas limitsSFGate

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