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Pattern Jury Commission March 2015 minutes and drafts
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:27:20 CDT
The minutes and jury instruction drafts from the Pattern Jury Commission's March 5 meeting have been posted.
- March 5 Minutes
- March 2015 Instruction Drafts

N.D. Attorney General opinion: April 28
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:42:48 CDT
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued an opinion that the Oberon School Board violated the law when it asked people to leave the room during an open meeting.

U.S.: Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:29:59 CDT
Associated Press: "Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy joined conservative colleagues in asking skeptical questions Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. Kennedy, whose vote is seen as pivotal, said marriage has been understood as one man and one woman for 'millennia-plus time.'"

Minnesota courts preserve public access to child protection records
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:14:04 CDT
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "[On April 22] the Minnesota Supreme Court announced new rules that will put vast amounts of its records online, opening up state courts to the digital age. The high court also chose to preserve public access to child protection records, rejecting a recommendation to seal the records to protect childrens' privacy."
- Minnesota Judicial Branch News Release on Rule Amendments

Minn.: Court tosses defamation suit in psych hospital incident
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:16:46 CDT
MPR News: "The Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday tossed out a lawsuit from a former doctor at the St. Peter, Minn., psychiatric hospital who argued that an MPR News investigation on the treatment of patients there was based on state data that should've been private."
- Opinion Text: Harlwo v. Dept. of Human Services

Minn.: For justice system, DWI Court is effective tool in combating alcohol abuse
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:18:43 CDT
Duluth News Tribune: "It was about 1 a.m. on June 3, 2011, that Jeremy Shea made the worst decision of his life. Finishing up a night of drinking, Shea and his friends left a bar and loaded into his 2008 Honda Accord. It was just moments later that Shea failed to navigate a turn on Minnesota Highway 23, losing control of his car at 90 mph."

S.D.: Supreme Court Law Library to be final public area of Capitol to be restored
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:20:53 CDT "Although the schedule is still being refined, it's expected that a project to restore the Supreme Court Law Library in the Capitol to its original appearance will be completed this year. The Capitol Complex Restoration and Beautification Commission approved the work in 2013 and state lawmakers okayed $300,000 in funding for the project in this year's legislative session."

How a big law attorney stays connected to his Native American roots
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:22:41 CDT
BISNOW: "Dickstein Shapiro senior insurance coverage practice partner and executive committee member Jim Murray, like a number of high-powered DC attorneys, is a Harvard Law grad and Rhodes Scholar. But unlike most others, he grew up on a Native American reservation in Montana, on a farm his family still owns."

Burdened with debt, law school graduates struggle in job market
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:24:13 CDT
New York Times: "Jonathan Wang has not practiced law since he graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010, but he did not plan it that way. When he entered law school, the economy was flourishing, and he had every reason to think that with a prestigious degree he was headed for a secure well-paying career."

Judgeship retained at Grand Forks
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:31:14 CDT
The Supreme Court has retained at Grand Forks the judgeship previously held by Judge Lawrence Jahnke, who retired March 1.

U.S. Supreme Court April 28 arguments
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:05:04 CDT
Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in consolidated cases regarding state restrictions on gay marriage.
- Tanco v. Haslam

U.S. Supreme Court April 29 arguments
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:14:04 CDT
Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a circuit court may review a Board of Immigration Appeals' rejection of a petitioner's request to equitably toll a deadline and a case involving execution protocols when lethal injection is used.
- Mata v. Holder
- Glossip v. Gross

Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:00:56 CDT
"The best arguments are those that tell us how you believe we can do justice and maintain the integrity of the law at the same time." - former Justice Robert Vogel
- Other appellate practice tips

Getting to the root: Grand Forks judge talks treatment with adult offenders
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:22:41 CDT
G.F. Herald: "Every week or so, Grand Forks District Judge Don Hager meets with adult offenders, not to hand down penalties, but to talk about treatment. 'It's me as a judge trying to get them to open up a little bit and ... tell me how they've been doing,' Hager said."

Judge's ruling nears, but no legislative movement on Minnesota sex offender program
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:19:57 CDT
G.F. Herald: "The final countdown has begun for a Minnesota sex offender treatment program. After three years of legal motions, court orders and stern warnings from a federal judge, the Minnesota Legislature finally will find out whether the state-operated program to treat its most dangerous sex offenders passes constitutional muster."

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North Dakota can join Wyoming lawsuit against hydraulic fracturing rules
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in Wyoming has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. The Obama administration announced in March that it will ...
Colorado AG says feds went too far with new fracking regsDenver Business Journal (blog)
Colorado Joins Challenge to BLM Fracking RulesNatural Gas Intelligence
Colorado sues federal government over frackingShale Energy Insider

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Casper Star-Tribune Online

Court: North Dakota may join Wyoming lawsuit contesting fed rules for drilling ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Wyoming filed its lawsuit last month. A federal judge this week granted permission for both North Dakota and Colorado to intervene alongside Wyoming. North Dakota regulators say the new federal rule could add years to the permitting process and hamper ...

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FuelFix (blog)

North Dakota can join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in Wyoming has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. The Obama administration announced in March ... "I am pleased ...
North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rulesFuelFix (blog)

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The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Supreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
From left; Adam Boyd , Oscar Soto and Tyler Cargill, participate in a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the ...
Supreme Court to begin gay marriage hearings todayThe Virginian-Pilot
Same-Sex Marriage Fast FactsKPAX-TV
Gay marriage goes to Supreme CourtColumbia Daily Herald
The Detroit News -Boston Globe (subscription)
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Dickinson Press

Judge for freedom: North Dakota judge remembered for issuing Little Rock order
Dickinson Press
The North Dakota native was thrust into an important position during a tumultuous time in American history, when he was called to Little Rock, Ark., following a 1954 Supreme Court ruling, which deemed segregation in public school's unconstitutional.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Vegas girl in North Dakota trafficking case gets probation
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The 16-year-old Las Vegas girl involved in a North Dakota human trafficking case on Monday was sentenced to probation for filing a false police report. Clark County Family Court Judge William Voy ordered the youth to serve 12 months formal probation.
Girl involved in North Dakota human trafficking case gets probationNews3LV

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Lesbian mother argues North Dakota judge made biased child custody decision
Grand Forks Herald
BISMARCK--The North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of a lesbian mother who believes a district judge inappropriately used her sexuality as grounds for deciding not to let her child live with her the majority of the time.

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North Dakota To Join Lawsuit Against Federal Fracking Rules
North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it's used on U.S. government lands. North ...

North Dakota asserts sovereignty in diversion lawsuit
Grand Forks Herald
N. 58203. FARGO – North Dakota's sovereignty is at stake now that the state of Minnesota has joined the lawsuit over the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, according to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. ... Recently, as ordered by the judge ...

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Charleston Daily Mail

North Dakota to join Wyoming in lawsuit opposing new fracking regulation
Charleston Daily Mail
Jack Dalrymple, left, and state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem discuss joining the state of Wyoming in a lawsuit against Federal fracking rules during a meeting of the North Dakota State Industrial Commission Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the state ...
North Dakota joining Wyoming lawsuit contesting federal rules for drilling on ...Casper Star-Tribune Online
North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking RulesInsurance Journal
North Dakota Joins Wyoming Fracking LawsuitWyoming Public Media
Prairie Business -PennEnergy
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