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Joint Procedure Committee Jan. 24 agenda
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:57:26 CST
The agenda for the Jan. 24 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committe's Sept. 28, 2018 minutes have been posted.

Nation: New guidelines highlight alternatives to juvenile lock-up
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:01:29 CST
Courthouse News Service: "Recent Supreme Court decisions regarding juvenile justice and emerging science on youth brain development led the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to update its guidelines this week to call for alternatives to detention of youth offenders."

Minn.: Can this grilled cheese shop help fix our broken criminal justice system?
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:03:49 CST
City Pages: "Picture a place that offers nearly every service a person needs after prison. It provides full-time work and a living wage, things that can be almost impossible to find once you have a criminal record."

Chief justice: Let Iowans resolve more court disputes online
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:05:26 CST
Des Moines Register: "Iowans would be able to resolve more legal disputes online under a new proposal from Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady."

Former State's Attorney Peter Welte nominated to be federal judge
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:03:58 CST
G.F. Herald: "Former Grand Forks County State's Attorney Peter Welte has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced the nomination Wednesday afternoon."
- Courthouse News Service: Trump announces first judicial picks of new year

Dakota Datebook: Government in the sunshine
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:12:20 CST
Prairie Public: "North Dakota has always been far ahead of the sunshine law movement. In 1872, well before statehood, a Dakota Territory law provided for printing township meeting minutes in newspapers. Starting in 1874, counties were required to publish minutes of board meetings."

Job Announcement
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:43:48 CST
A job announcement for an Temporary Paralegal with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Bismarck has been posted.

Job Announcement
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:15:46 CST
A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Barnes County in Valley City has been posted.

Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee Jan. 25 agenda
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:40:55 CST
The agenda for the Jan. 25 meeting of the Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee and the committee's Feb. 1, 2018 minutes have been posted.

Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuits over surgical warming blanket
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:14:50 CST
Reuters: "Plaintiffs who claim a widely used surgical warming blanket known as Bair Hugger increases bacterial infections cannot pursue their claims against 3M Co, which produces and markets the blanket, a Minnesota appeals court ruled."
- Opinion Link: 3M Bair Hugger Litigation

S.D.: Prosecutor says mental health court could help county
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:16:40 CST
KELO News: "More than half of the people incarcerated in the United States have mental health issues. That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics."

Court Services Administration Committee Jan. 18 agenda
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:22:33 CST
The agenda for the Jan. 18 meeting of the Court Services Administration Committee and the committee's Sept. 11 minutes have been posted.

U.S.: Supreme Court bolsters law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of serious crimes
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:05:34 CST
CNN: "In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court backed the government and held that robbery under a Florida law qualifies as a crime of 'physical force' that can trigger the Armed Career Criminal Act."

U.S.: Judiciary to continue funded operations until Jan. 25
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:25:42 CST
U.S. Courts News Release: "During the partial shutdown of the federal government, which began Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary has continued to operate by using court fee balances and other 'no-year' funds."

Minn. woman argues her Fourth Amendment rights were violated: State Court of Appeals rules in case
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:52:21 CST
Barinerd Dispatch: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 7 in favor of a 27-year-old Pennington woman regarding a probation condition requiring her to submit random spot check chemical testing by police."
- Opinion Link: State v. Cournoyer

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