North Dakota Association for Justice - NDAJ.ORG


North Dakota Supreme Court News
News from the North Dakota Supreme Court

February 2014 N.D. bar examination results
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:20:19 CDT
Of the 42 applicants who sat for the North Dakota bar examination in February, 26 passed, for a 62 percent overall pass rate. For those taking the North Dakota examination for the first time, 68 percent passed. University of North Dakota School of Law graduates who sat for the first time in North Dakota had a 55 percent pass rate. A May 12 admission ceremony is planned.

U.S. Supreme Court opinions: April 23
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:06:45 CDT
The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a case on standards for setting restitution amounts for victims of child pornography and in a death penalty case involving a defendant's decision not to testify during the sentencing phase of the trial.
- Paroline v. United States
- White v. Woodall

U.S.: Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:17:57 CDT
Associated Press: "When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay."

U.S.: Supreme Court upholds search of California driver based on anonymous tip
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:15:48 CDT
McClatchy Newspapers: "A closely divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the search of a California man's drug-laden car following an anonymous tip. In a case that atypically split justices, the courts 5-4 majority concluded the Constitution permitted the August 2008 search."

U.S.: Thousands more inmates eligible for clemency under Justice Dept. plan
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:28:21 CDT
New York Times: "The Justice Department is significantly expanding the pool of people eligible to apply for early release from prison, a move that would further chip away at strict sentencing laws involving drug crimes."

Minnesota pot arrests have racial disparity, report says
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:20:11 CDT
St. Paul Pioneer Press: "If you're black in Minnesota, you're six times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than your white counterparts, even though drug use rates are similar, according to a report released Monday."

Plans, cost of new jail announced
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:31 CDT
Bismarck Tribune: "A rollout for a combined Burleigh/Morton County jail design showed it will cost nearly $70 million for a 476-bed facility, said a consultant team on Monday. Venture Architects and Ubl Design presented design plans to commissioners from Burleigh County, Morton County, Bismarck and Mandan."

U.S. Supreme Court opinions: April 22
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:30:58 CDT
The United States Supreme Court has issued opinions in a search and seizure case involving an investigative stop of a vehicle that resulted in a drug arrest and in a case on the validity of a Michigan constitutional provision that bars race-based preferences in college admission.
- Prado Navarette v. California
- Schuette v. BAMN

U.S.: High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:33:11 CDT
Associated Press: "The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions."

U.S.: Supreme Court seems inclined to bolster truth-in-labeling laws
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:05:22 CDT
L.A. Times: "In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4 percent apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves."

U.S.: Justices shed few tears for Argentina in debt case
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:07:00 CDT
USA Today: "Creditors left holding the bag for part of Argentina's $82 billion default in 2001 won support Monday from a majority of Supreme Court justices in their worldwide quest to find the country's hidden assets. But several justices cautioned that the 'discovery' process should not be unlimited, potentially exposing Argentina's military and national security assets to public scrutiny."

Mental impairment isn't grounds to end parental rights, Minnesota Court of Appeals says
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:22:14 CDT
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A man from Detroit Lakes, Minn., regained parental rights to his young daughter Monday when the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that those rights had been wrongfully terminated based solely on his mental impairment."
- Opinion Text: Welfare of the Children of: B. M., J. M. and C. G.

Montana 1 of only 2 states to repeal anti-sodomy law
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:12:31 CDT
Billings Gazette/AP: "A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. One such state is Louisiana, where gay rights groups contend police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men. But state lawmakers sided with religious and conservative groups in refusing to repeal the law last week."

Job Announcement
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:00:53 CDT
A job announcement for a Deputy Supreme Court Clerk I with the North Dakota Supreme Court in Bismarck has been posted.

May Term of Court
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:29:27 CDT
The May term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.

North Dakota News
News from Google News using the search terms:
"north dakota" court OR lawyer OR judge OR lawsuit -kxnet-com

Judge overturns North Dakota law banning most abortions
"A woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy before viability has been recognized by the United States Supreme Court for more than 40 years. The United States Supreme Court has clearly determined the dispositive issue presented in this lawsuit.
Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion LawNPR (blog)
North Dakota abortion ban ruled unconstitutionalMSNBC
Federal judge rules North Dakota abortion law unconstitutionalFox News
TIME -Yahoo News
all 149 news articles »

Minnesota law unfairly blocks North Dakota energy, judge rules
Pioneer Press
In a 48-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Friday that the Next Generation Energy Act passed in 2007 effectively blocks North Dakota utilities from exporting electricity into the state. And she says it improperly requires them ...

Judge overturns North Dakota's 6-week abortion ban
Boston Globe
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law
Minneapolis Star Tribune
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson enjoined the state from enforcing key sections of the law, which North Dakota coal and utility interests said hampered their ability to find buyers for power from existing coal-fired generating plants or to plan ...
US judge overturns North Dakota's 6-week abortion
Federal Judge Scraps North Dakota's Unconstitutional Anti-Abortion LawPoliticusUSA
Judge overturns North Dakota abortion ban tied to fetal heartbeatOmaha World-Herald
Jamestown Sun -WDAY
all 61 news articles »

US judge overturns North Dakota abortion ban
Bismarck Tribune
20, 2013 file photo shows a protesters outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, the state's sole abortion provider, in Fargo, N.D. A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law Wednesday, April 16, 2014 that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat ...

DECLARED INVALID: North Dakota abortion ban overturned by federal judge
Catholic Online
A North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant, has been overturned by a federal judge. The law is "invalid ... Supporters of the measure ...

Judge sides with North Dakota in Minnesota coal dispute
Midwest Energy News
A federal judge on Friday struck down a portion of Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio. Officials in North Dakota had challenged a provision of the law that required carbon emissions to be offset ...

Judge grants new lawyer to North Dakota man questioned in suspected murder ...
The Republic
FARGO, North Dakota — A judge has granted a new lawyer for a North Dakota man who has been questioned by police investigating a suspected murder-for-hire scheme in Washington state. James Henrikson, of Watford City, says his court-appointed ...
Judge grants new lawyer to man questioned in
Henrikson Requests New LawyerKFYR-TV

all 14 news articles »

KSAT San Antonio

Judge overturns North Dakota abortion law
KSAT San Antonio
... abortions after six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat can be first detected. "The North Dakota strict ban on abortions at the time when a 'heartbeat' has been detected -- essentially banning all abortions as early as six weeks of pregnancy -- cannot ...

Judge sides with North Dakota, finds part of Minnesota renewable energy law ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
In a 48-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Friday that part of the Next Generation Energy Act improperly requires North Dakota utilities to seek approval from Minnesota in order to do business. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says ...