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Court seeks comment on proposed conduct rule amendment
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:18:10 CST
The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on proposed amendments to Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2 on scope of representation and allocation of authority between client and lawyer. Comments are due Jan. 8.

Terry W. Elhard 1955-2017
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:27:56 CST
Ashley attorney Terry W. Elhard died Nov. 21. He was 61. A UND School of Law graduate, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1982. Arrangements are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley.
- Terry W. Elhard Attorney Record
- Funeral Home

Grand Forks courts celebrate National Adoption Day
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:53:45 CST
Judge Lolita Hartl-Romanick presided over adoption finalization hearings for eight children and their adoptive parents on Nov. 18 in Grand Forks. A program was held after the hearings followed by a balloon release in front of the courthouse. Judge Hartl-Romanick was assisted during the hearings by Clerk of Court Becky Absey and Civil Clerk Supervisor III, Norma O'Halloran.
- WDAZ News: Eight North Dakota children receive new families on National Adoption Day

Jan Murtha taking over as Dickinson city attorney
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:37:56 CST
Dickinson Press: "Jan Murtha of Dickinson has accepted a position as the new city attorney, bringing to the job years of experience working with various municipal governments and North Dakota's Attorney General's office."

Minnesota's Bugliosi put Charles Manson behind bars
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:56:27 CST
KSTP News: "It was a Minnesota man that helped put [Charles Manson] in jail, and assured he stayed there until his death Sunday night at the age of 83. He was Vincent Bugliosi, a Hibbing native selected to head the prosecution of Manson and his 'family.'"

Job Announcement
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:27:04 CST
A job announcement for a Legal Secretary with the Burleigh County State's Attorney's office in Bismarck has been posted.

December Term of Court
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:29:57 CST
The December Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.

Courthouses to close for Thanksgiving holiday
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:56:25 CST
All North Dakota courthouses, including the Supreme Court, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving. Most state courthouses will also be closed Friday, Nov. 24, except for the Supreme Court and Barnes, Burleigh, Cass and Morton counties.

Pro hac vice fee payment reminder
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:32:51 CST
Under Rule 3, Admission to Practice rules, if you continue to appear in 2018 in a North Dakota proceeding for which you have already filed a motion for pro hac vice admission, you are required to pay a fee of $380 by Jan. 1, 2018.

Minn.: Court gives hope to repeat offenders
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:38:10 CST
Wahpeton Daily News: "Five people came one by one before Judge Charles Glasrud in Wilkin County Court last week to talk about how they're doing in their substance abuse recovery. Each was first asked how many days of sobriety they had, which was celebrated."

Did South Dakota's Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative come at cost?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:27:52 CST
KSFY News: "Does locking kids up for committing crimes work to help change their behavior? For almost twenty years incarcerating kids was so common in South Dakota the state consistently ranked number one or two in the nation for the number of minors in custody."

Wyo.: Courtrooms may receive tech upgrade by FY 2023
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:29:01 CST
Gillette News Record: "Some courtrooms across the state may be seeing updates to audio, video and jury rooms in the next five years, according to a plan presented Thursday to the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary Interim Committee."

New Opinions: Nov. 20
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 CST
The Supreme Court posted four new opinions on Nov. 20.

G.F. bar association hosts Supreme Court
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:38:55 CST
The Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association hosted the Supreme Court for lunch on Nov. 2. The justices were in town as part of the Court's annual visit to the University of North Dakota School of Law. During the visit, Justices Jerod Tufte and Jon Jensen spoke to the bar association about their transitions from District Court bench to the Supreme Court.

FBI hate crime rate down in ND, but may be missing 7 Fargo cases
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:43:47 CST
Bismarck Tribune: "The FBI last week released its annual statistical report on hate crimes and, for the first time in several years, North Dakota was not among the top 10 states based on hate crimes per capita."

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Husker hoops notebook: Nebraska controls high-scoring guard
Crandall came in averaging 27.3 points per game, a number that ranked eighth nationally when the teams took the floor, and the junior owns the highest-scoring Division I game this season with a 41-point effort in North Dakota's season opener against Troy.

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WPSD Local 6

North Dakota woman headed to Tennessee arrested in Murray, KY
WPSD Local 6
Murray police say a North Dakota woman they arrested over the weekend was allegedly traveling to Tennessee to kidnap a girl. On Saturday, Murray police were called to check on the welfare of a juvenile girl in a parking lot near South 12th Street. An ...

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North Dakota Has First Confirmed 2017 Case of Cattle Anthrax
U.S. News & World Report
North Dakota Has First Confirmed 2017 Case of Cattle Anthrax. North Dakota ... BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has its first confirmed case of livestock anthrax this year. ... A few anthrax cases are reported in North Dakota almost every year. They ...

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North Carolina Legislative Map Favors GOP, but How Much?
U.S. News & World Report
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court-ordered redesign of North Carolina General Assembly districts would give Republicans a big and ingrained advantage to keep their veto-proof legislative majorities, a nonprofit legal watchdog group said Tuesday. Based on ...

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North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Slates Drought Meeting
U.S. News & World Report
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Slates Drought Meeting. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is hosting a drought meeting in Mandan on Tuesday. June 22, 2017, at 7:07 p.m.. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Slates ...

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Annapolis lawyer gives support to protesters against North Dakota pipeline
A long history of injustices suffered by Native Americans brought David Simison to the camp in North Dakota. The 63-year-old Annapolis attorney made his first visit just last month, after seeing images of dogs being unleashed on protesters by private ...

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Bismarck Tribune

Photos tell story of dramatic movement birthed in North Dakota
Bismarck Tribune
Walter Brave cooks a pot of boiled bison meat and corn on an open fire in the outdoor kitchen in August at a camp near the protest site for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Brave, an Ogala Lakota from Pine Ridge, S.D., was helping prepare food for the ...
North Dakota offers protesters free rides home, food, hotels as evacuation deadline loomsWashington Times
North Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors Light Their Camp on Fire, Spew Greenhouse Gases Into The AirTownhall
North Dakota Taxpayers Footing The Bill For DAPL Protesters' Bus Tickets, Hotel RoomsDaily Caller

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Los Angeles Times

Clashes, arrests and fears — North Dakota pipeline protest at a boiling point
Los Angeles Times
The line is North Dakota Highway 1806, which runs through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, near where the Fortune 500 company Energy Transfer is building a $3.78-billion. 1,172-mile-long crude oil pipeline on lands adjacent to the reservation.
North Dakota Pipeline Protest prompts more than 80

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The Federalist

Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock
The Federalist
On February 22, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum forced an ... Instigated by resistance and lawsuits brought forth by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, protesters descended on the flats of the Cannonball River plain and encamped to resist the construction of ...

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U.S. News & World Report

North Carolina County Commissioner Calls Slaves 'Workers'
U.S. News & World Report
A North Carolina county commissioner, who admits he's a chartered member of the Sons of the Confederacy, referred to slaves as "workers" during a discussion on removing a Confederate statue from a downtown area. Aug. 22, 2017, at 6:25 p.m..
Commissioner Tim Sutton | County Commissioners - Alamance CountyAlamance County
ACTBAC to commissioners: Leave monument aloneBurlington Times News

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