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Notice of Judicial Vacancy
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:30:09 CDT
The Judicial Nominating Committee has received a letter from Governor Jack Dalrymple convening the committee to screen applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill the judicial position open as a result of the retirement of Judge Debbie Kleven. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Sept. 7.

Court sets hearing, seeks comment on proposed procedural rule amendments
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:43:23 CDT
The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Hearing and Comment on proposed changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Court, and the administrative rules. Comments are due and the hearing is set for Oct. 12.

Court approves amendments to admission to practice, professional conduct rules
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:03:06 CDT
The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Admission to Practice Rules and the Rules of Professional Conduct that are intended to enhance the admission to practice process. The amendments take effect Oct. 1.

N.D. Attorney General opinion: Aug. 26
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:47:43 CDT
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that, although personal notice does not necessarily have to be provided in exactly the manner requested, a governing body still has an obligation to provide personal notice containing relevant information from the agenda to those who requested it.

'No good news,' Stenehjem says as ND serious crime up 10 percent in 2015
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:16:22 CDT
G.F. Herald: "Last year's economic slowdown in North Dakota didn't put a damper on criminal activity, as the state posted its largest increase in the per-capita crime rate in at least five years and the most homicide deaths in more than two decades, figures released Thursday show."

U.S.: How the Burger Court shaped today's conversations on race and crime
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:16:16 CDT
MPR News: "St. Paul native Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 -- when he was appointed by Richard Nixon -- until 1986. The 17 years he led the Supreme Court are often written off as a transitional period."

U.S. court: Michigan sex offender rules cannot be retroactive
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:54:32 CDT
Associated Press: "Significant changes to Michigan's sex offender registry law cannot be applied retroactively to potentially thousands of sex offenders because the revisions unconstitutionally stiffen the punishment of offenders after their convictions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday."
- Opinion Text John Does 1-5 v. Snyder

MN Supreme Court: Drugs can be part of DWI blood test
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:35:32 CDT
MPR News: "In May 2014, Debra Fawcett was involved in a two-vehicle crash at Minnesota Highway 65 and 109th Avenue in Blaine when she allegedly ran a red light. A police officer smelled alcohol on her breath and she acknowledged having 'two or three' beers earlier."
- Opinion Text: State v. Fawcett

La.: 2012 Supreme Court ruling may spur takings lawsuits
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:58:23 CDT
Greenwire: "A Supreme Court ruling in a 2012 fight over a flooded Arkansas wildlife refuge could boost the chances of Baton Rouge-area officials hoping for federal compensation for last week's catastrophic deluge in parishes and towns near Louisiana's capital."

New Opinion: Aug. 25
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 25.

NWJD Judge Nelson to retire
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:50:55 CDT
Judge David Nelson, Williston, has announced his resignation effective December 31. He is the presiding judge in the Northwest Judicial District. He was elected district judge in 1994 and re-elected in 1996, 2002, 2008 and 2014.
- Judge Nelson Biography

Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee issues formal opinion
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:35:17 CDT
The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee has issued formal opinion 2016-3 on whether a judicial candidate may use a written advertisement setting forth the comparative attorney records of the candidate and his opponent.

8th Circuit decides N.D. case
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:43 CDT
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has dismissed an appeal and denied a petition for writ of mandamus in a Minot records privacy dispute.
- Auer v. Trans Union, LLC

U.S. court: Out-of-state license plates don't justify search
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:22:57 CDT
Associated Press: "Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday."
- Opinion Text: Vasquez v. Lewis

MN Supreme Court: St. Paul 'assessments' are really taxes
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:15:33 CDT
MPR News: "The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a blow to a key municipal finance mechanism in St. Paul for the last decade. The court ruled that so-called 'right-of-way assessments' instituted more than a decade ago by the city should legally be considered taxes, not fees."
- Opinion Text: First Baptist Church v. City of St. Paul


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North Dakota Supreme Court says man broke electioneering law
KFGO
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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DesMoinesRegister.com

2016 farmers' markets in Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.com
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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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 ...


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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AOL News

Young banker suffers fatal fall after reportedly eating magic mushrooms
AOL News
A young Manhattan banker was pronounced dead on Sunday, having suffered a fatal fall from the window of his 26th floor apartment, reports the New York Post. 23-year-old Alex Lagowitz had reportedly taken hallucinogenic mushrooms early that morning.
Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushroomsNew York Post

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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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North Dakota Democrats release plan for special session
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Democrats have laid out a plan for the special session of the Legislature next month that includes softening cuts to some social services. Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple last week called a three-day special session of ...

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