The Third Branch: This Week on the Hill
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:33:16 CST
For March 30-April 3, the weekly listing of legislative committee hearings which may be of interest to judges and lawyers has been posted.
- 64th Legislative Assembly
U.S. Supreme Court March 30 arguments
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:14:58 CST
Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether indigent prisoners are entitled to government funds to present new claims of mental incompetency in post-conviction proceedings in state court
- Brumfield v. Cain
Minnesota judges, jurors may see significant compensation boost
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:57:57 CST
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "In Hennepin and Ramsey counties, jury duty often comes at a price. For nearly a decade, jurors have received $10 a day for parking, bus fare or lunch in exchange for spending long hours in a courtroom."
Is it legal for US military to scan the public's computers for kid porn?
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:09:50 CST
Ars Tecnica: "A federal appeals court is having second thoughts about its decision frowning on the US Navy for scanning every computer in the state of Washington accessing Gnutella, a large peer-to-peer network. The September decision thwarted a child pornography prosecution that began when a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent in Georgia discovered the illicit images on a civilian's computer in Washington state."
S.D.: In symbolic case, Native American man beats fishing-without-license charge
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:47:29 CST
Rapid City Journal: "A Native American man scored a legal and symbolic court victory on Thursday in Rapid City with his acquittal on a charge of fishing without a license. James Swan, 53, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a Rapid City resident, represented himself in 7th Circuit Magistrate Court at the Pennington County Courthouse."
Mont.: Supreme Court upholds $150K restitution in securities fraud
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:25 CST
NBC Montana News/AP: "The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a $150,000 restitution award in a securities fraud case against a Hamilton pastor, but reversed his conviction for fraudulent practices and sent the case back to District Court for a new trial."
- Opinion Text: State v. Himes
Veterans Court now available for veterans charged with federal crimes in Montana
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:22:58 CST
KXLH News: "Chief U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen, Chief Montana District Court Judge Gregory Pinski of Great Falls, and Montana's U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter announced on Thursday that qualifying veterans charged with federal crimes are now eligible to participate in Veterans Court, an alternative to prison."
Calif.: 'Obsessively frugal' lawyer leaves $3.3M to Skid Row charities
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:11:46 CST
ABA Journal: "A former lawyer for the Veterans Administration who invested in stocks and lived a frugal lifestyle has left $3.3 million to Skid Row charities in his will. Delmer Clarence Kallberg was 98 when he died about a year and a half ago, the Los Angeles Times reports."
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:38:21 CST
A job announcement for a Programmer Analyst I with the Court System Information and Technology Division in Bismarck has been posted.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:31:32 CST
A job announcement for an Attorney with the North Dakota Insurance Department in Bismarck has been posted.
U.S.: Justices ask if clear air rules are 'appropriate'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:40:43 CST
USA Today: "The Supreme Court spent 90 minutes Wednesday debating the meaning of the word 'appropriate.' What it decides could determine whether a clean air regulation 25 years in the making goes into effect next month or back to the drawing board. The case involves potentially major health and environmental benefits from the reduction of mercury and other airborne toxins - as well as potentially huge costs for power plants and, ultimately, consumers."
U.S.: Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting pregnant women in UPS case
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:42:09 CST
Christian Science Monitor: "The US Supreme Court on Wednesday made it substantially easier for a pregnant worker to litigate and win a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against her employer if workplace policies impose a significant burden."
U.S.: Supreme Court rules against Alabama in redistricting case
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:43:20 CST
New York Times: "The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with black and Democratic lawmakers in Alabama who said the State Legislature had relied too heavily on race in its 2012 state redistricting by maintaining high concentrations of black voters in some districts.The vote was 5 to 4, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joining the court's four more liberal members to form a majority."
- USA Today: Court's lone black justice rails against 'racial quotas'
Mont.: Supreme Court orders changes to substitution of justice rule
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:43:11 CST
State Bar of Montana: "The Montana Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday to implement new rules on substitution of district judges to address what the Montana Judges Association has characterized as 'obvious abuse of the rule.'"
- Montana Supreme Court Order
MT Dept. of Justice launches email notification system for offender registry
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:30 CST
KTVH News: "The Montana Department of Justice announced Wednesday a new service that allows the public to be automatically notified by email whenever a sexual or violent offender moves into a zip code of interest to subscribers."
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District judge allows cellphone evidence in North Dakota distracted driving case
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North Dakota judge allows cell phone evidence in distracted driving case
Grand Forks Herald
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Greenfield Daily Reporter
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ND Supreme Court rejects appeal in Fargo murder-for-hire scheme
Morgan Chase files court appeal in building western North Dakota crew camp
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Court records: North Dakota man starts car fire in parking garage when burning ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
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Casper Star-Tribune Online
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Judge sentences North Dakota man to 4 years in prison on methamphetamine ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
BISMARCK, North Dakota — A North Dakota man has been sentenced to four years in prison on a drug conspiracy charge. Jason Schiebe, of Bismarck, pleaded guilty in November to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
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North Dakota Farmers Sentenced to Prison for Insurance Fraud
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New York Times
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