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Limited scope representation amendments take effect Aug. 1
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:26:11 CDT
The North Dakota Supreme Court has approved amendments to Professional Conduct Rule 1.2, Civil Procedure Rule 11 and Rule of Court 11.2 intended to simplify and clarify the rules for limited scope representation by attorneys. The amendments take effect August 1, 2016.

Future of criminal justice reform unclear after committee meeting
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:44:42 CDT
Dickinson Press: "The chairman of the North Dakota Legislature's Incarceration Issues Committee remains confident the group can draft a criminal justice reform bill, but the scope may be more limited than some originally imagined."

U.S.: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presides over Shylock's appeal
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:07:04 CDT
New York Times: "What do Supreme Court justices do on their summer vacations? For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg . . . this year's answer is: Go to Venice, watch your grandson perform in a production of 'The Merchant of Venice' and preside over a mock appeal of the city's most notorious resident, Shylock."

Minn. Supreme Court: Remorse does not justify most shorter prison sentences
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:05:59 CDT
KSTP News: "A man convicting of sexually assaulting a woman at a home in rural Minnesota will spend an extra two years in prison, thanks to a ruling published this week by the Minnesota Supreme Court that reminds judges that a criminal offender's remorse will not typically justify a shorter prison sentence."
- Opinion Text: State v. Solberg

Nation: Here's how law school grads would fix law school
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:13:45 CDT
Fortune: "Ask any third year law student from any graduating class, and you'll hear the same knocks on law school. The curriculum is out of touch with the practice of law. Sure, they'll admit the need to learn the theories and precedents underlying the legal system. At the same time, it's hard to refute their deeper concern: How helpful is 'thinking like an attorney' when you don't know what to file or when."

The 6 types of lawyer movies
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:11:18 CDT
ABA Journal: "When it comes to films about the legal system, spoiler alerts aren't necessary. For the most part, there's little ambiguity about where a law film is going-no real surprises, few cliffhangers and not much in the way of romance. Movie lawyers are not unlike their real-life counterparts: Long days of reviewing documents and writing briefs are not conducive to getting the girl, or guy."

New Opinions: July 28
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 CDT
The Supreme Court posted two new opinions on July 28.

Minn.: It's an opioid overdose death. But is it a murder?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:12:52 CDT
MPR News: "As the number of deaths from opioid overdoses has steadily increased over the last decade and a half, some prosecutors are turning more often to a state law that allows a person to be prosecuted for third-degree murder if they provided drugs that resulted in someone's death."

Mont.: Supreme Court reverses Big Horn District Court's rejection of wrongful death suit
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:16:55 CDT
Billings Gazette: "The wrongful death case of a man who died from injuries sustained in a crash that happened after a high-speed chase will be heard after the Montana Supreme Court reversed the lower court's decision. In an opinion issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the 22nd District Court in Big Horn County improperly dismissed the case in December 2015."
- Opinion Text: Estate of Woody v. Big Horn County

Wisconsin girls lose appeal in Slender Man attack
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:19:40 CDT
MPR News/AP: "A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. The 2nd District Appeals court, in a pair of rulings, affirmed a lower court's determination that it was reasonable to try both girls as adults."
- Opinion Text: State v. Geyser
- Opinion Text: State v. Weier

71 applicants begin bar exam
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:55:32 CDT
Seventy-one applicants started writing the North Dakota bar examination on Tuesday. Seventy-seven percent of the applicants are graduates from the University of North Dakota School of Law. North Dakota's exam is comprised of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which allows applicants to apply for admission to the bar in other states that accept the UBE scores. The two-day examination ends Wednesday.

N.D. Attorney General opinions: July 27
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:58:21 CDT
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued opinions that the Fargo Park District Board's executive director selection committee violated the open meetings law when it did not publicly post notice of a meeting and that the City of Bisbee violated the law when a quorum of the city council met with a city employee to discuss termination of his employment, but did not provide notice or minutes of the special meeting.
- A.G. Opinion 2016-O-15
- A.G. Opinion 2016-O-16

8th Circuit decides N.D. case
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:03:01 CDT
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed the district court's denial of a motion to suppress evidence in a North Dakota firearms possession case.
- United States v. Wolff

Minn.: St. Cloud lawyer appointed to Seventh Judicial District seat
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:59:42 CDT
Fargo Forum: "Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed a St. Cloud attorney to the vacant Seventh Judicial District judge seat chambered in Fergus Falls. Sharon Benson is the sole practitioner at Benson Law Office in St. Cloud. She also works as a public defender in the Seventh Judicial District."

Nation: Tech training helps lawyers meet client expectations
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:00:10 CDT
ABA Journal: "Attorney Joe Armstrong says that a few years ago, a client asked him to join a Skype conference call. He accepted the meeting, and then realized in a panic that he had never made a Skype call."

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North Dakota Supreme Court says man broke electioneering law
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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General Sessions: Week of June 27-July 1
The following is compiled from records of Monroe County General Sessions Court. Readers are ... DUI, reset for 7/26. Taylor Riggs McGuire, 22, Highway 360, Vonore, three counts reckless endangerment, 11/29 suspended on one count, two other counts ...

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 ... —January 22: North Korea made his arrest public ...

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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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Daily Signal

North Korea Advances Missile Threat Capabilities
Daily Signal
North Korean Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile during a military parade in the country's capital, Pyongyang. (Photo: Kyodo/Newscom). After a series of previous failures, Pyongyang achieved partial success with the most recent launches of its ...

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Kearney Hub

State Track and Field 2016 team results: Class C
Kearney Hub
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St. Louis Game Time

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St. Louis Game Time
[On The Forecheck]; As for the Preds themselves, their owners are fighting in court. [The Tennessean]; Two interesting ... [SB Nation]; As you may know, the University of North Dakota's sports teams are no longer known as the Fighting Sioux. They are ...

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North St. Paul high school student found dead… Press
Police are investigating the death of a North St. Paul high school student who was found dead at home Saturday night, hours after her prom at the Landmark Center in St. Paul. Undated courtesy photo of Anna Jaskulka, 18, a North St. Paul High senior ...

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Matters of record for Feb. 15
Duluth News Tribune
Arne M. Rytty Jr., 69, Aurora, disturbance - disorderly conduct, continued for dismissal for six months with condition of no same or similar offense and $50 court costs. Sean P. Saylor Jr., 22, ... Kenneth S. Quade, 22, Duluth, driving while impaired ...

Huffington Post

North Dakota 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Blocked By Court
Huffington Post
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday permanently blocked a North Dakota law that banned most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception. The court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's decision that blocked the ...
Federal court upholds ruling against strict anti-abortion law in North DakotaThe Guardian

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