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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.

Applicants for SC judge have extensive experience
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:08:42 CDT
The six attorneys who applied for the North Central Judicial District vacancy were asked to provide brief information on their background, education, and legal careers. Here are their career highlights with links to more detailed information from applicants Steven Balaban, Arnold Fleck, Wayne Goter, Brian Grosinger, Parrell Grossman and Todd Schwarz.

U.S. Supreme Court April 23 arguments
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:44:02 CDT
Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a party can have an evidentiary hearing to challenge an IRS summons and in a case on preemption of statutes of repose.
- United States v. Clarke
- CTS Corp. v. Waldburger

Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:47:06 CDT
the notice of appeal is not the same as the notice of appeal. , , 527 N.W.2d 238, 243 (N.D. 1995).
- Other appellate practice tips

Court seeks comment on amendments to municipal court rule
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:21:58 CDT
The North Dakota Supreme Court is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 30, which governs standards for municipal courts. Comments are due May 21.

Book by undercover 'inmate' features Cass County Jail, others
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:44:05 CDT
Jamestown Sun: "People usually have a tough time getting out of jail. But Alexander Reynolds had the opposite problem. He had a tough time getting into some of them, short of committing a crime."

Judge strikes down Minnesota's anti-coal energy law
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:29:57 CDT
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A federal judge on Friday struck down a landmark 2007 Minnesota law that bans new power generation from coal, saying it regulates business activities of out-of-state utilities in violation of the U.S. Constitutions commerce clause."
- North Dakota v. Heydinger opinion text
- Bismarck Tribune: Fed judge zaps Minn. energy law


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Judge overturns North Dakota law banning most abortions
CNN
"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.
US Judge Overturns 6-Week Abortion BanABC News
Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion LawNPR (blog)
North Dakota abortion ban ruled unconstitutionalMSNBC
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Federal judge overturns North Dakota six-week abortion ban
Al Jazeera America
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 Hovland, who is based in ...


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 ...


Salon

US judge overturns North Dakota's 6-week abortion ban
ModernHealthcare.com
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ...
Federal Judge Scraps North Dakota's Unconstitutional Anti-Abortion LawPoliticusUSA
Judge overturns North Dakota abortion ban tied to fetal heartbeatOmaha World-Herald
N.D. law struck down: Federal judge strikes down North Dakota fetal-heartbeat ...Jamestown Sun
WDAY
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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 for James HenriksonKREM.com (registration)
Judge grants new lawyer to man questioned in deathseattlepi.com

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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 ...