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Supreme Court website marks 20 years
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:18:18 CDT

New Opinion: Aug. 23
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 23.

Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:05:17 CDT
Bismarck Tribune: "Minnesota will not appeal a federal court ruling that called unconstitutional a law restricting importing electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota filed the suit against the Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act and won in a federal district court."

U.S.: The summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:04:49 CDT
CNN: "She always insisted it was luck that led to her appointment as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated that 35 years ago this summer when Reagan administration lawyers flew to Arizona to interview her as one of several candidates for a court vacancy."

Cars parked in driveway are public safety hazard, MN court says
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:19:46 CDT
MPR News: "A Minnesota law requiring collector cars to be 'screened' from public view has survived a challenge from a Cleveland Avenue, St. Paul man who buried two of them under tarps."
- Opinion Text: Appeal of John Krenik

New Opinion: Aug. 22
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 22.

Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:38:40 CDT
Make sure you are appealing something appealable. Not every order or ruling that may be reviewed on appeal is itself appealable.
- Other appellate practice tips

Bye to retire from federal appeals court
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:41:56 CDT
KFGO News: "A federal appeals court judge from Fargo is retiring. Judge Kermit Bye says his retirement is effective September 1st. Bye served on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals for 16 years and maintained his chambers in Fargo."
- Judge Kermit Bye Biography

Court adopts amendments to court recordings rules
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:35:48 CDT
The North Dakota Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 40 and 41 related to access to audio recordings of district court proceedings. The amendments take effect Oct. 1.

Court adopts amendments to rules on defendant's presence
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:36:36 CDT
The North Dakota Supreme Court has adopted amendments to N.D.R.Crim.P. 10 and 43 relating to the defendant's presence at the preliminary hearing and arraignment. The Court also made changes to the criminal procedure forms. The amendments take effect Oct. 1.

Indigent counsel commission welcomes new deputy director
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:13:02 CDT
The N.D. Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents has a new Deputy Director, Travis Finck. Finck is a lifelong North Dakotan. He has most recently headed the commission's Bismarck office.
- Travis Finck Attorney Record

U.S. Justice Department to end use of private prisons
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:38:33 CDT
NBC Montana News: "The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons. They are not as safe or as well run as government correctional facilities, the Justice Department concluded after an extensive review process."

Mont.: Court rejects challenge to biomedical research ballot measure
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:39:59 CDT
Montana State Bar: "The Montana Supreme Court on Thursday denied a petition to declare unconstitutional an initiative on the November ballot to fund biomedical research. Initiative 181 would enact the Montana Biomedical Research Authority Act."

Judgeship retained at Grand Forks
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:52:24 CDT
The Supreme Court has ordered the judgeship vacated by the resignation of Judge Debbie Kleven in the Northeast Central Judicial District retained at Grand Forks. The vacancy will be filled by appointment.
- Northeast Central Judicial District

ABA urges 11th Circuit to strike down bail schedules as unconstitutional
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:01:54 CDT
ABA Journal: "For the second time this year, the American Bar Association has urged a federal appeals court to strike down a bail schedule that it says unnecessarily jails indigent defendants."

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North Dakota Supreme Court says man broke electioneering law
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court says a man broke the law by collecting signatures for an initiated measure from people who were voting in a separate election. Curtis Francis was accused of gathering signatures for an environmental ...

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North Dakota GOP delegates impressed with Trump speech
Washington Times
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota delegates to the Republican National Convention gave presidential nominee Donald Trump high marks for his acceptance speech, which they believe set the tone for a win in November. “If I'm the Democrats, I'm a little ...

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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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2016 farmers' markets in Iowa
Des Moines: Downtown, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, May 7-October 29, at Court Ave District; 515-286-4928. Des Moines: .... Emmetsburg: Noon-5 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, June 18-Oct. 22, north side of Courthouse Square; 712-424-3775.

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Today's U (blog)

Mettlen: Roy Williams may have more time at UNC
Today's U (blog)
Replacing a legend at a program such as UNC is always tricky. A resurgence by Williams certainly gives the Tar Heels a bit of a buffer before having to worry about that in earnest. There are still health concerns. Vertigo related collapses on the court ...

Adventurous tourists travel North Dakota by two wheels
Washington Times
While his favorite route is Highway 22, north of Dickinson to New Town, he said North Dakota is full of great roads, wide open spaces and things to see. “Now is the right time,� Pursley said. “Summer's coming around. Once you get out on the open ...

Deseret News

Weber State football ranked No. 23 in Sporting News' preseason top 25 poll
Deseret News
Eastern Washington is the top Big Sky team, ranked ninth, followed by Northern Arizona (13th), Montana (15th), Portland State (17th) and North Dakota (20th) and Weber State. Weber State opens the 2016 season Sept. 1 at Utah State. The 'Cats will also ...

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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North Dakota panel approves proposed $153 million wind farm
Washington Times
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Public Service Commission has approved a proposed $153 million wind farm and associated electric transmission line in Oliver and Morton counties. The three-member panel on Wednesday unanimously approved the ...

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Iowa City Press Citizen

North Liberty will allow wage increase to $9.15
Iowa City Press Citizen
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 ...

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