U.S. Supreme Court April 27 arguments
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04:59 CDT
Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a pretrial detainee making an excessive force claim needs to show that a state actor applied force recklessly and acted with reckless disregard for the detainee's rights.
- Kingsley v. Hendrickson
Federal District Court Grants State's Motion To Join Challenge
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:51:21 CDT
The Federal District Court for the District of Wyoming has now issued an order permitting North Dakota to intervene as a party, joining the State of Wyoming, in a challenge to the US Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) authority to impose federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing practices.
South Dakota: Judge delays execution of South Dakota inmate
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:05:38 CDT
Argus Leader: "A South Dakota death row inmate's execution has been delayed pending resolution of his latest appeal. Circuit Court Judge Douglas Hoffman signed a stay of execution late Thursday afternoon for Rodney Berget."
9th Circuit: After court adjourns, 9th Circuit judge's movie nights are a hit
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:39:44 CDT
LA Times: "It's movie night at the courthouse. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, his identification and security tags hanging from his neck, greets dozens of people who have shown up early for a guided tour of the court's headquarters, an ornate columned building on the edge of San Francisco's seamy Tenderloin.
8th Circuit issues opinions in N.D. case
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:13:12 CDT
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has released an opinion in a North Dakota case. The court affirmed the denial of disability benefits and supplemental security income.
- Fowler v. Colvin
South Dakota: USD law school trying to clear stench
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:45:14 CDT
Argus Leader: "An odor that smells like rotting onions has been a problem this school year in the University of South Dakota's School of Law building."
Federal panel reviewing Native American sentencing
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:52:55 CDT
Wall Street Journal: "Spurred by concerns from judges, prosecutors and tribal leaders, a federal panel is reviewing whether Native Americans living on reservations face disproportionately harsher punishments for crimes than other Americans. Ralph Erickson, chief federal district court judge for North Dakota and head of the U.S. Sentencing Commission committee conducting the review, is among those calling for an examination of the sentencing practices on the nation's 325 reservations."
Why law schools are losing relevance - and how they're trying to win it back
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:55:40 CDT
Washington Post: "Law schools across the country are facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, causing some to slash their budgets and revamp their programs in an effort to attract students worried about finding a job in a diminished legal industry."
Cover band classics prompt costly copyright claims against Minn. bars
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:59:13 CDT
KSTP News: "'(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay,' 'Bennie and the Jets' and 'Brown Eyed Girl.' They're cover band classics-songs that have also cost some Minnesota bars tens of thousands of dollars after they were hit with copyright infringement lawsuits."
New Opinions: April 22
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted four new opinions on April 22.
Free Law Day CLE to be held May 1 in Grand Forks
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:56:31 CDT
The Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association and Grand Forks Court Administration are sponsoring a free Law Day CLE. The CLE will be held from 2-4 p.m. on May 1 in Courtroom 202 of the Grand Forks County Courthouse. The CLE has been approved for 2.0 N.D. CLE Credits.
U.S. Supreme Court opinion: April 22
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:23:08 CDT
The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a consolidated Federal Tort Claims Act case involving the issue of whether time deadlines for claims are subject to equitable tolling.
- United States v. Wong
U.S. justices: Drug search that delays traffic stop is unconstitutional
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:50:04 CDT
USA Today: "A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot detain drivers stopped for traffic violations in order to search for drugs without reasonable suspicion. The 6-3 decision was a victory for privacy groups opposed to police searches and a defeat for the government and law enforcement officials."
- Rodriguez v. United States
California raisins go back before the U.S. Supreme Court
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:56:59 CDT
L.A. Times: "The California raisins go back before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, this time to decide whether a Depression-era farm program that propped up prices for raisins unconstitutionally took the private property of a disgruntled grower."
S.D.: Hutterite Colony battle has yet another day in court
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:14:01 CDT
Pierre Capital Journal: "The fight for control of Hutterville Colony, a Hutterite colony near Aberdeen, went before the South Dakota Supreme Court in Pierre for a fourth time Tuesday. The latest dispute is about 9,800 acres of the religious colony's farmland in Brown and Spink counties."
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North Dakota, Colorado allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules
Colorado Springs Gazette
Wyoming filed its lawsuit last month. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin of Cheyenne this week granted permission for both North Dakota and Colorado to intervene alongside Wyoming. North Dakota regulators say the new federal rule could add years to the ...
North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules
North Dakota can join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules
Judge for freedom: North Dakota judge remembered for issuing Little Rock order
The North Dakota native was thrust into an important position during a tumultuous time in American history, when he was called to Little Rock, Ark., following a 1954 Supreme Court ruling, which deemed segregation in public school's unconstitutional.
Lesbian mother argues North Dakota judge made biased child custody decision
Grand Forks Herald
BISMARCK--The North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of a lesbian mother who believes a district judge inappropriately used her sexuality as grounds for deciding not to let her child live with her the majority of the time.
North Dakota To Join Lawsuit Against Federal Fracking Rules
North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands. North ...
North Dakota asserts sovereignty in diversion lawsuit
Grand Forks Herald
N. 58203. FARGO – North Dakota's sovereignty is at stake now that the state of Minnesota has joined the lawsuit over the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, according to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. ... Recently, as ordered by the judge ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online
North Dakota joining Wyoming lawsuit contesting federal rules for drilling on ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, left, and state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem discuss joining the state of Wyoming in a lawsuit against Federal fracking rules during a meeting Tuesday of the North Dakota State Industrial Commission at the state ...
North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules
North Dakota to join Wyoming in lawsuit opposing new fracking regulation
North Dakota Joins Wyoming Fracking Lawsuit
Judge meets with offenders in Drug Court
Though Drug Court is the most common type of problem-solving court, others include Mental Health Court and Veterans Court. Officials from the North Dakota Court System, Department of Corrections and the Protection and Advocacy Project testified before ...
Fort Yates, North Dakota man accused of sexual abuse must stay in custody
Crookston Daily Times
A federal judge has ordered that a North Dakota man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was later found dead must remain in custody for now. Thirty-four-year-old Richmond White Eagle was charged Monday with felony sexual abuse of a person ...
Oil company sued for racial discrimination in North Dakota
WILLISTON — A federal lawsuit has been filed against an oil company operating in North Dakota's oil patch accusing it of discriminating against a worker based on his race. Advertisement. Video; Print ...
Lawsuit accuses Texas oil company of racially discriminating against North ...
KTVQ Billings News
Mental evaluation ordered in North Dakota infant murder case
KTVQ Billings News
Martin told the court Stewart has a history of psychiatric treatment in New York and that she was undergoing psychiatric treatment in Minot immediately after being arrested in the case. The prosecution agreed and Judge Richard Hagar ordered the ...
Judge orders psychiatric exam for Minot mother accused of murdering 3-month ...