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ND Law Review to host free CLE at Bismarck State College
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:52:44 CST
The 2015 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium will be held March 19 at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence. The symposium is free and has been approved for 6.76 CLE credits. It will feature oil and gas law professors, scholars, and practitioners who will speak on central topics that impact oil and gas practice in North Dakota with a main focus on common title issues.
- Oil and Gas Symposium Brochure

Federal Public Defender announces CJA panel attorney training
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:41:02 CST
The Federal Public Defenders Office will hold the annual Criminal Justice Act panel attorney training in Bismarck on May 11, Minot on May 12, Grand Forks on May 13 and Fargo on May 14. Training sessions will start at 8:30 a.m. each day.

North Dakota legislators will shelf spending bills until revenue forecast comes out
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:28:34 CST
G.F. Herald: "After cutting $1 billion from the governor's budget during the first half of the session, North Dakota legislators will enter the second half Wednesday with major spending bills shelved until a highly anticipated revenue forecast comes out in two weeks."

Counties OK $82M in bids for combined jail
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:29:36 CST
Bismarck Tribune: "In a joint meeting Monday, the Burleigh and Morton counties' commissioners approved $82.86 million in bids for a combined county jail and remodeling their existing jails. The amount includes nearly $79 million for the jail bids and $3.9 million for renovations to the Burleigh and Morton counties' jails now in use."

Improvements planned for County Courthouse
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:02:21 CST
Jamestown Sun: "The Stutsman County Courthouse will receive $126,727 for work to improve security and create more office space for court personnel. The County Commission unanimously accepted courthouse facility grants from the North Dakota Supreme Court to share the costs of remodeling the lower level of the county courthouse to create office space for two new Southeast District Court personnel."

U.S. Supreme Court opinion: March 4
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:32:34 CST
The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a case involving Alabama's taxation of diesel fuel use by railroads and other carriers.
- Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transp., Inc.

U.S.: Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:23:04 CST
Washington Post: "Supreme Court justices split along ideological lines Wednesday in questioning during the latest legal battle over the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who saved the act from a constitutional challenge three years ago, asked no questions that would betray his thoughts this time."
- King v. Burwell Oral Argument Transcript

U.S.: Upholding Internet sales tax law, a justice invites a new case
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:52:49 CST
New York Times: "The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to a trade group challenging a Colorado law seeking to aid state authorities in the collection of sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made online.The legal issue in the case was minor, and the decision was unanimous."

Minn.: Convicted sex offender must serve full sentence
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:54:05 CST
West Central Tribune: "A convicted sex offender in Chippewa County will have to serve in its entirety the sentence he received as part of a plea bargain. In a ruling released Monday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Daniel Morris Johnson, 51, seeking a reduction in his sentence."
- Opinion Text: Johnson v. State

Minn.: Ruling may impede on research
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:54:58 CST
Minnesota Daily: "An upcoming Minnesota Supreme Court decision that could tighten the public's access to child maltreatment documents has raised concern among child welfare advocates and University of Minnesota researchers. Before July, the state court could rule to restrict the access of social work documents and records of child mistreatment."

Mont.: Veterans Treatment Court celebrates graduation in Great Falls
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:24:11 CST
KXLH News: "Several Montana veterans became the first to graduate from the Eighth Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court in a ceremony on Monday. Family and friends filled the courtroom in Great Falls as the veterans who got a second chance took their last official step to complete the program."

Judicial Conference Executive Committee March 5 agenda
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:12:59 CST
The agenda for the March 5 meeting of the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Judicial Conference and the committee's Nov. 24, 2014, minutes have been posted.

U.S. Supreme Court opinion: March 3
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:11:17 CST
The United States Supreme Court has issued an opinion in a case involving a Colorado law that requires online retailers to advise customers about Colorado's use tax and to report sales information to the state revenue department.
- Direct Marketing Assn. v. Brohl

U.S. justices raise doubts about Arizona redistricting commission
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:06:34 CST
Reuters: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in an bid to remove partisan politics from the process."

Minn.: Sentence upheld in 2012 Duluth stabbing
Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:25:22 CST
Duluth News Tribune: "When Donald William Laquier Jackson was sentenced to prison last year, a judge described his severe criminal history as 'atrocious.' Laquier Jackson already had felony convictions for murder and assault."
- Opinion Text: State v. Laquier Jackson


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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Authorities break up Minnesota, North Dakota drug smuggling operation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The 29-count indictment came after a more than four-year investigation by the FBI's Safe Streets task force that included court-ordered wiretaps and tips from confidential, court documents said. Those charged are: Louis “G.I.” Banks, Cortez “Tez ...
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictments in MinnesotaDuluth News Tribune
Federal bust nets seven drug trafficking indictmentsWest Central Tribune
7 Minneapolis Gang Members Indicted on Crack Cocaine ChargesFOX 21 Online

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CBS Local

Halunen Law Files Lawsuit against Oil Services Firm in North Dakota, Alleging ...
Business Wire (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A woman who worked as an oil field pump operator in the Williston, N.D. area with a Texas-based oil services company, is suing her former employer for gender discrimination, equal pay law violations and retaliation ...
North Dakota Oil Field Worker Files Discrimination LawsuitKDLT News

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North Dakota man charged in federal court with bank robbery
KTVQ Billings News
A Watford City man has been charged in federal court for robbing a Williston bank last November. Drew Cahours, 57, is accused of robbing First International Bank. Authorities allege Cahours handed the teller a not that read: "Don't say anything or ...

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Watchdog.org

Question of licensing fees used for politics heads to court in North Dakota
Watchdog.org
... State Bar Association of North Dakota, says legally-required lawyer fees were used to oppose a ballot measure in 2014 but that the use of the funds was legal because the measure related to a social issue not politics. A lawsuit filed in federal ...
Watchdog group sues State Bar Association of North DakotaWahpeton Daily News

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Pioneers force OT with half-court shot, but lose to North Dakota State
The Denver Post
Denver's Brett Olson got the shrieks from the crowd with his unbelievable half-court shot at the buzzer that tied the game at 63 in regulation time, but North Dakota State's Lawrence Alexander got the game ball with eight clutch points in overtime ...
NDSU Claims Victory in Overtime Thriller at Denver, 73-69NDSU Bison Athletics
North Dakota State beats Denver 73-69 in OTUSA TODAY

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Court: Insufficient reason to shut down North Dakota pro-lifer's speech
OneNewsNow
A court has ruled in favor of a pro-life demonstrator in North Dakota whose free speech was shut down by a local police department. Robert Rudnick was driving a "truth truck" in Williston, North Dakota, last year. That's a truck displaying large ...

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Denver takes North Dakota State to overtime with half-court buzzer-beater
SB Nation
There's no Thursday night madness like Summit League Thursday night madness, and North Dakota State and Denver are here with the proof. Tweet. Share. Share. Email · Embed · https://vine.co/v/OPe3Ie6QLzt · Vinnyviner · 17 days ago. 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


KSN-TV

North Dakota woman accused of locking children in dog kennel
KSN-TV
GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — A woman is accused of locking four young children in a dog cage in a North Dakota basement and turning out the lights as punishment. KFGO radio reports (http://bit.ly/1GbGAiq ) that 23-year-old Jordan McKay Nelson is charged with ...
Woman accused of locking 4 young children in dog kennel in dark North Dakota ...The Republic

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Judge upholds decision giving millions in taxes back to defunct betting company
Grand Forks Herald
“We agree with the district court and conclude North Dakota law did not expressly or impliedly authorize the state to collect taxes for account wagering during the time period in dispute here,” according to the decision written by Chief Judge William ...

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U.S. News & World Report

With $1B cut from budget, lawmakers in 'holding pattern' until next revenue ...
Dickinson Press
Building on the Capitol grounds into new digs for the North Dakota Supreme Court. Some of that spending may be restored if lawmakers receive a more optimistic outlook when the state Office of Management and Budget presents an updated revenue forecast ...
Lawmakers in budget 'holding pattern' until March 18 revenue forecastJamestown Sun

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