Joint Committee on Attorney Standards March 14 agenda
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:13:18 CST
The agenda for the March 14 meeting of the Joint Committee on Attorney Standards and the committee's December 2013 minutes have been posted
BIA police chief on Standing Rock honored
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:22:28 CST
Bismarck Tribune: "The police chief of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been named the 2013 Indian Country Officer of Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The U.S. attorney in South Dakota said the award was given to David Lawrence for the nearly 18 years he has worked in Indian Country."
U.S. Supreme Court opinion: March 10
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:09:09 CST
The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a case involving property rights to an abandoned railroad right of way.
- Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States
U.S.: At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:16:16 CST
Associated Press: "Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964. But when a California jury decided recently that Love shouldn't have to pay $8 million over a troublesome tweet about her former lawyer, she became just the latest person to lean on New York Times v. Sullivan."
Minn.: Woodbury attorney champions veterans rights
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:28:22 CST
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "During his first deployment to Iraq, Tom Hagen served as a lawyer with the Minnesota National Guard, often joining his unit on dangerous patrols through rural provinces south of Baghdad."
Minn.: Law requiring guilt for forfeiture of property sparks debate
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:38:35 CST
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A move that would bar cops from keeping property and cash seized in drug cases when there is no criminal conviction is the flash point of a debate between law enforcement and civil liberties advocates that is heading to the Legislature as soon as next week."
Montana judge stands strong for free speech
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:30:10 CST
Great Falls Tribune: "The law was a line in the sand between civilization and barbarism for Federal District Judge George Bourquin. 'Judge Bourquin believed that the real test of a democracy was the manner in which it protected unpopular opinions, minorities and dissent,' Israeli professor Arnon Gutfeld wrote in his new biography of the Montana judge."
Law dean presents at Stanford
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:25:44 CST
Dakota Student: "Two experts on tribal gaming law and policy from UND recently traveled to Stanford Law to present their take on tribal gaming issues in the 21st century. 'We were pleased to be invited to speak, and we are grateful we have been able to build a national reputation in indian gaming law while we have been at UND,' Dean of the School of Law Kathryn Rand said."
Quickly running out of room
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:30:20 CST
Williston Herald: "The Williams County Courthouse is facing a dilemma: Even after adding two new judges in the last year, it is still behind on cases. The main reason is that there is not enough room in the courthouse for each judge to do all the work they want in a timely manner."
U.S.: Lawsuit revived by soldiers over waste disposal
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:21:37 CST
Associated Press: "A federal appeals court on Thursday revived dozens of lawsuits by soldiers and others who claim they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- Opinion Text: KBR Burn Pit Litigation
U.S.: Judge shoots down drone ban
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:43:48 CST
Time: "A federal judge has struck down an FAA-imposed fine against drone operators, ruling there's no legal way to prevent the commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles. The FAA can issue an emergency rule that bans small drones if it chooses to appeals the decision."
Kansas high court: School funding unconstitutional
Fri, 7 Mar 2014 10:33:06 CST
Associated Press: "The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas' poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession."
- Opinion Text: Gannon v. State
Looking for jail answers
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:37:17 CST
Williston Herald: "An increase in population has stirred rises in crime, rendering the Williams County Jail flooded with regional criminals. Sheriff Scott Busching said the multi-million dollar jail was full in Williston shortly after construction was completed in 2008."
Gov. Dayton appoints two to Minnesota Court of Appeals
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:19:41 CST
ECM Publishers: "Gov. Mark Dayton [March 5] announced the appointment of the Honorable Denise D. Reilly and Peter M. Reyes, Jr. as judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Judge Reilly and Reyes will be appointed to at-large seats, which will become vacant upon the retirements of the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski and the Honorable Terri J. Stoneburner on April 1, 2014."
Minn.: Appeals court rejects archdiocese bid to stop Nienstedt deposition
Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:22:38 CST
St. Paul Pioneer Press: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to prevent the depositions of Archbishop John Nienstedt and a former top deputy."
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North Dakota women lose but clinch home court for Big Sky tourney
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah shot 50 percent from the floor and turned a nine-point halftime lead into a quick double-digit lead over North Dakota in a 73-53 win Thursday night at Centrum Arena. SUU held UND to just nine field goals. But there was ...
North Dakota lawyer misses hearing: Judge says he will issue a ruling at a ...
BISMARCK — North Dakota's solicitor general missed a hearing Monday on a petition filed by a third-party candidate who wants the results of the 2012 gubernatorial race thrown out on a technicality. Advertisement. Paul Sorum, who ran in ... “If Mr ...
State misses hearing in governor's race lawsuit
North Dakota governor appoints judge in East Central district
FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday appointed longtime Fargo attorney Thomas Olson to a judgeship in the East Central Judicial District. Olson will replace Lisa Fair McEvers, whom Dalrymple appointed to the North Dakota Supreme Court ...
Governor appoints judge to East Central district; predecessor named to state ...
Governor appoints judge in East Central district
Gov. Dalrymple appoints Fargo attorney to district bench
Less than 3 years after graduation, North Dakota lawyer is on second interim ...
A North Dakota lawyer who returned to her hometown of Williston to practice law has gotten a lot of experience in her 2½ years of practice. Taylor Olson recently served for six months as interim McKenzie County state's attorney and now has the same ...
State judge orders mental evaluation for North Dakota woman accused of killing ...
FARGO, North Dakota — A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a North Dakota woman accused of killing her husband by means of drugs and asphyxiation. Sixty-one-year-old Sherry Midstokke, of Finley, is charged with Class AA felony murder in the ...
Evaluation ordered for woman charged with murder
Finley woman charged with murdering her husband made her first apperance in ...
North Dakota Supreme Court rules that, unless specifically conveyed by the ...
In Reep v. State, 2013 ND 253, the North Dakota Supreme Court held that the State owned the mineral interest under the shore zone of navigable waters; and that the upland owners only owned to the high watermark of the adjoining navigable waterbed.
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APNewsBreak: White supremacist returns property to North Dakota town he tried ...
BISMARCK, North Dakota — A white supremacist who tried unsuccessfully to turn the tiny North Dakota town of Leith into an all-white enclave no longer owns any property in the community. Craig Cobb has deeded his six remaining lots back to the town at ...
White supremacist returns property to North Dakota town he tried to take over
North Dakota Abortion Law Trial Off, Court Says Case Settled (1)
Abortion-rights advocates and North Dakota settled a lawsuit over a requirement that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic, according to state court records. A trial scheduled for tomorrow before Judge ...
National Right to Life News
North Dakota Settles With Abortion Activists on Admitting Privileges Law Lawsuit
For example, a trial judge struck down Texas' law but a federal appeals court subsequently allowed the state to enforce the law while Texas seeks to overturn Judge Lee Yeakel's decision. In Wisconsin, a U.S. appeals court upheld U.S. District Judge ...
Trial Over North Dakota Admitting Privileges Law Postponed as Settlement Talks ...
North Dakota, pro-abortion law firm reach settlement on hospital admitting ...
North Dakota's abortion clinic in talks to settle lawsuit over anti-abortion law
Last Abortion Clinic in North Dakota Secretly Negotiates With Judge to Stay Open
A suit challenging a 2013 law that requires abortionists to maintain local hospital privileges brought by the last remaining abortion clinic in North Dakota was taken off the docket last week amid news of troubling secret negotiations between attorneys ...