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Appellate practice tip of the week
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:44:28 CST
Avoid repetitious arguments.
- Other appellate practice tips

The Third Branch: This Week on the Hill
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:50:01 CST
For Jan.16-20, the weekly listing of legislative committee hearings which may be of interest to judges and lawyers has been posted.
- 65th Legislative Assembly

U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 17 arguments
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:50:44 CST
Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on whether a civil deportation statute is unconstitutionally vague and a case on whether a creditor may file an accurate proof of claim for a time-barred debt in a bankruptcy.
- Lynch v. Dimaya
- Midland Funding v. Johnson

U.S. top court to hear BNSF Railway out-of-state injury suit appeal
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:04:30 CST
Reuters: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to resolve a dispute that could limit where corporations can be sued, potentially delivering a blow to plaintiffs' lawyers seeking to bring cases in friendly courts."

SD Supreme Court looks at flawed statute and its effect on open records
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:29:51 CST
SDPB News: "The importance of punctuation and grammar was at issue in the South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday. In a case involving open records, justices heard from lawyers representing the Argus Leader and the City of Sioux Falls."

Minn.: Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Judge Miles Lord
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:23:06 CST
Brainerd Dispatch: "In honor and remembrance of Judge Miles Lord, a Cuyuna Iron Range native, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state, from sunrise until sunset Jan. 12."

Investiture ceremony for Judge LeFevre set for Jan. 13
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:04:24 CST
A formal investiture ceremony for Southeast Judicial District Judge Troy LeFevre will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown.

Courthouses to open late due to weather
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:24:59 CST
Due to the weather, the Mountrail County Courthouse will open at 10 a.m. and the Benson County Courthouse will open at noon today, Jan. 12.

U.S.: High court may put more bite into law for disabled students
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:02:41 CST
Associated Press: "The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed willing to put more bite into a law that requires public schools to help learning-disabled students."
- Oral Argument Transcript

S.D.: State's chief justice pitches mental health recommendations
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:26:42 CST
Sioux City Journal: "The state Supreme Court's chief justice used his legislative address Wednesday to pitch proposals meant to improve public safety and the treatment of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system."
- Pierre Capital Journal: SD's top judge speaks of spirit and letter of law in State of the Judiciary

'The Dead Zone': Is there a perfect place to commit a crime?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:14:46 CST
ABC Fox Montana News: "Yellowstone National Park. a timeless wonderland. Since 18-92, animals have roamed freely over its expansive and unspoiled landscape. Bison. Elk. Waterfalls. Geysers. But with all its majestic beauty, does this park harbor a dark secret?"

Job Announcement
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:17:16 CST
A job announcement for a Law Clerk with the District Court in the Northeast Judicial District has been posted.

Investiture of Judge Lonnie Olson - The Jan. 9, 2017, photos
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:11:54 CST
Judge Lonnie Olson was formally installed on the Northeast Judicial District bench in an investiture ceremony on Jan. 9 at the Ramsey County Courthouse in Devil's Lake. He won election to replace Judge Lee Christofferson, who retired Dec. 31. Here are the photos.
- Judge Lonnie Olson Biography

Joint Procedure Committee seeks comment on proposed discovery rule change
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:17:32 CST
The Joint Procedure Committee is seeking comment on proposed amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 26 related to expert disclosures and reports and the protection of communications between attorneys and experts. Comments are due Jan. 25.
- Proposed Amendments to N.D.R.Civ.P. 26

ND native to receive American Bar Association prestigious national award
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:38:26 CST
Dickinson Press: "An attorney born and raised on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota who is one of the nation's leaders in fighting for the rights of American Indian tribes will be recognized by the American Bar Association with its prestigious Spirit of Excellence Award."

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Franklin County Criminal Court
Lewiston Sun Journal
Lucas Alexander Martinez, 31, Northwest Mandan, North Dakota, violating protection from abuse order, violating condition of release on April 8, 2016, both charges, found guilty, sentenced to 116 days for each charge. Matthew Davidson, 29, Rochester ...

Annapolis lawyer gives support to protesters against North Dakota pipeline
A long history of injustices suffered by Native Americans brought David Simison to the camp in North Dakota. The 63-year-old Annapolis attorney made his first visit just last month, after seeing images of dogs being unleashed on protesters by private ...

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Take the Pledge to stop distracted driving. Courtesy of Fanelli, Evans & Patel, PC
Republican & Herald
3, 2016, is among those scheduled to plead not guilty Thursday during arraignment in Schuylkill County Court. Luis A. Henriquez, 36, of 109 N. Main ... Kevin L. Umbenhauer, 32, of 22 North St., Tremont — DUI, failure to drive on roadways laned for ...

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Post Register

North Dakota men arrested with pounds of pot
Post Register
The trooper ran Parkinson's name and saw he had an active warrant for his arrest, court records show. The trooper reported smelling an odor of marijuana coming from the truck and asked Bingham how much marijuana he had. Bingham told the trooper he ...

Los Angeles Times

Clashes, arrests and fears — North Dakota pipeline protest at a boiling point
Los Angeles Times
The line is North Dakota Highway 1806, which runs through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, near where the Fortune 500 company Energy Transfer is building a $3.78-billion. 1,172-mile-long crude oil pipeline on lands adjacent to the reservation.
North Dakota Pipeline Protest prompts more than 80

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Governor-Elect Eric Greitens issues statement on shooting of Missouri police officers
22. North Dakota 23. Maine 24. Minnesota 25. Michigan 26. Oklahoma 27. North Carolina. HB 1362, which requires the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to adopt criteria to expand the Amber Alert System to provide peace officer safety alerts was ...

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Huffington Post

North Dakota Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge
Huffington Post
BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy, calling the law “clearly invalid and unconstitutional.� ... “There is ...

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North Dakota pipeline protesters blasted with water cannon
An estimated 400 protesters mounted the Backwater Bridge in North Dakota over the weekend and attempted to force their way past police in what the Morton County Sheriff's Department initially described as an "ongoing riot," the latest in a series of ...

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Deseret News

States with the back-to-school best and worst school systems for 2016
Deseret News
District of Columbia Court of Appeals / Another Believer. School-system quality rank: 50. School-system safety rank: 24. Total score: 35.10. Source: WalletHub .... School-system quality rank: 18. School-system safety rank: 49. Total score: 53.06 ...

Federal court upholds ruling against strict anti-abortion law in North Dakota
The Guardian
A federal appeals court affirmed a ruling Wednesday that struck down one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country: a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a ...

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