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New Opinions: Aug. 31
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted two new opinions on Aug. 31.

Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:11:14 CDT
The Clerk of the Supreme Court and the Chief Deputy Clerk are lawyers specializing in appealability and Rules of Appellate Procedure.
- Other appellate practice tips

Judicial Conference Executive Committee Sept. 2 agenda
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:28:10 CDT
The agenda for the Sept. 2 meeting of the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Judicial Conference and the executive committee's May 19 minutes have been posted.

Ehlis, first female Southwest District judge talks life, experience before taking gavel
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:48:44 CDT
Dickinson Press: "On the eve of ending her nine-year run as Stark County's assistant state's attorney, Rhonda Ehlis said she wanted to make sure she was leaving the office 'on a good note.' 'The people I've worked with have been some of the best people I've worked with in my entire career,' she said."

Grand Forks County Courthouse sees $175,000 makeover
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:35:33 CDT
G.F. Herald: "The Grand Forks County Courthouse recently underwent a $175,000 makeover with funds mostly coming from state coffers. The courthouse replaced aging work stations with new furniture from Norby's Work Perks and installed new carpeting and counters in the Clerk of Courts offices on the courthouse's first floor in June and July."

For student journalists in North Dakota, free press is getting a bit more free
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:32:58 CDT
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Journalism students returning to North Dakota public schools this fall will be able to do their jobs at high school and college newspapers with stronger free-speech protections thanks to a new state law that observers are hoping will also spur changes nationwide."

U.S. Supreme Court's 'long conference': Where appeals 'go to die'
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:16:47 CDT
New York Times: "Four weeks from now, on Sept. 28, the Supreme Court justices will gather in private for an annual ritual called the 'long conference.' They will consider the roughly 2,000 petitions to hear appeals that have piled up over the summer. And they will reject almost every one."

US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indian tribes over rising crime rates
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:16:20 CDT
Fox News/AP: "U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities."

Job Announcement
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:00:41 CDT
A job announcement for a Court Reporter with the District Court in Bismarck/Mandan has been posted.

Court Technology Committee Sept. 11 agenda
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:18:32 CDT
The agenda for the Sept. 11 meeting of the Court Technology Committee and the committee's June 19 minutes have been posted.

Judge blocks EPA's 'waters' rule from taking effect Friday
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:05:24 CDT
G.F. Herald: "North Dakota and a dozen other states suing the federal government over a new clean water rule claimed a temporary victory Thursday when a judge blocked it from taking effect Friday, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the rule will move forward in other states."

Federal funds to help ND in crime fighting
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:08:56 CDT
Dickinson Press: "North Dakota's congressional delegation has announced almost $450,000 in federal funds to help the state combat the growing threat of crime and drug trafficking and to support services for victims of violent crimes."

U.S.: Protesters have no free-speech rights on Supreme Court's front porch
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:17:10 CDT
Washington Post: "Protesters do not have a First Amendment right to congregate on the grand marble plaza in front of the Supreme Court, only on the sidewalk in front of it, a unanimous federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a law that forbids demonstrations on the grounds of the high court."
- Opinion Text: Hodge v. Talkin

S.D.: Supreme Court upholds 2008 rape conviction
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:13:59 CDT
KELO News: "The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Sioux Falls man convicted of repeatedly molesting a 12-year-old girl. Terry Lee Oleson pleaded guilty to first degree rape in 2008 and was sentenced to 70 years in the State Penitentiary."
- Opinion Text: Oleson v. Young

Colo.: Lawyer is suspended for his response to Internet criticism
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:55:53 CDT
ABA Journal: "A lawyer accused of disclosing confidential information from his clients in response to their Internet criticism has been suspended for 18 months. Lawyer James Underhill will have to show rehabilitation before returning to law practice, according to the order by Colorado's presiding disciplinary judge."

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HomeNewsNorth Dakota Judge Blocks WOTUS Rule
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 ...
Pruitt comments on North Dakota federal judge's ruling blocking implementation ...Daily Ardmoreite
First blood: North Dakota federal court strikes WOTUS ruleLexology (registration)
ND judge may expand injunction on US water rulesThe Capital Journal
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Beef Magazine

North Dakota court partially blocks WOTUS implementation
Beef Magazine
Judge Erickson's rule affects 13 states—North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming and two state agencies in New Mexico. These states that filed the lawsuit "have demonstrated ...
North Dakota district court blocks controversial 'Waters of the United States ...Washington Post
Federal judge blocks Obama's water ruleThe Hill
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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 ...

North Dakota Court Rules on Abandoned Mineral Interests
The National Law Review
The North Dakota Supreme Court issued an opinion on August 6, 2015, styled Yesel v. Brandon, 2015 ND 195, holding that a non-participating royalty interest was not abandoned where the burdened mineral interest had been leased, pooled, and produced.

Court hasn't ruled on WOTUS injunction
28 unless a court decides to stop it before then. So far no judge has made a decision on whether or not to allow an injunction which has been requested by states and commodity groups. Chief Judge Lisa Wood in the ... The North Dakota court papers have ...
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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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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)
ND fears 'Waters' rule threatens Red River Water ProjectDickinson Press
13 states want judge to block new federal water ruleKtoo

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