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UND's Alleva listed among nation's best law professors
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:38:40 CDT
UND Discovery Magazine: "UND Law Professor Patti Alleva is among the nation's best law professors, according to a new Harvard University Press publication called 'What the Best Law Teachers Do.' Alleva, the Rodney and Betty Webb professor of law at UND, is one of just 26 law professors included in the book, which is the result of a four-year study undertaken by prominent legal scholars."

US proposal would ease voting access for American Indians
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:56:30 CDT
ABC Fox Montana News/AP: "The Justice Department on Thursday proposed legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote. A legislative proposal sent to Congress would require states and territories that are home to Indian reservations or tribal lands to have at least one polling place in a site selected by the tribal government."

Missoula man's latest push to undo rape conviction sparks lively debate at Montana Supreme Court
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:58:29 CDT
Ravalli Republic: "An attorney for a Missoula man who's fought for more than 12 years to overturn a rape conviction told the Montana Supreme Court this week the man should get a new trial - even though the victim took back an earlier statement that the rape didn't occur."

Mont.: Great Falls lawyer donates $10 million to UM law school
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:47:18 CDT
Montana Public Radio: "A Great Falls trial lawyer is giving the University of Montana law school $10 million, and the school is one step away from being re-named in his honor. Alexander Blewett III, and his wife Andrea's gift has already been accepted by the University."

Minnesota judge suggests legislative change for uninsured snowmobile riders
Fri, 22 May 2015 08:49:30 CDT
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "A longtime Minneapolis federal judge suggested in a ruling this week that the Legislature should consider defining snowmobiles as motor vehicles to allow accident victims to collect damages from uninsured riders. Such a change would have a potentially broad impact in Minnesota, which has more than 250,000 registered snowmobiles."

S.D.: After 591 days sober, man celebrates drug court graduation
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:52:58 CDT
Mitchell Daily Republic: "Celebration was in order as the James Valley Drug Court honored its first graduate. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, judges, state representatives, family and friends of Joel Amick packed the courtroom of the Davison County Courthouse on Thursday to express their pride in his successfully completing the 18-month drug and DUI court program."

USD School of Law announces release of 'Judicial Voices Project' website
Fri, 22 May 2015 09:59:25 CDT
USD News Release: "The University of South Dakota School of Law and the South Dakota Supreme Court have created a website that provides written histories and video-recorded oral accounts of the state's highest court."
- Link to Judicial Voices website

U.S.: Supreme Court ruling altered civil suits, to detriment of individuals
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:10:34 CDT
New York Times: "Six years ago this week, the Supreme Court transformed civil litigation in the federal courts, making it much easier for judges to dismiss cases soon after they are filed. The decision, Ashcroft v. Iqbal, may be the most consequential ruling in Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s 10-year tenure."

S.D.: meth: A new high
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:37:36 CDT
KELO News: "The numbers are the highest South Dakota has seen in a decade. Last year, more than 1,500 people in the state were arrested on meth-related charges. It's one of the most dangerous drugs that has become one of the most common in South Dakota courts."

Mont.: President of national association to speak at UM School of Law commencement
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:08:16 CDT
Missoulian: "The current president of the Association of American Law Schools will deliver the graduation address at the University of Montana School of Law commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. Blake D. Morant, who also serves as the dean of the George Washington University Law School, will deliver his speech, titled 'You are the Leaders the World Needs,' to the 82 law school graduates earning juris doctor degrees from UM."

Mont.: Federal judge dismisses tribes' lawsuit over Flathead water
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:07:55 CDT
S.F. Chronicle: "A federal judge has refused to get involved in a fight over water rights between Native American tribes and non-tribal farmers and ranchers on a reservation in northwestern Montana. U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes."

Mont.: Skateboard lawsuit revived
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:12:38 CDT
Daily Inter Lake: "The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's decision in a woman's lawsuit against the city of Columbia Falls. The high court's opinion, published on Tuesday, said Columbia Falls could be held responsible for the 2008 death of Casey Kent. He died of head trauma after falling off his skateboard in Cedar Pointe Estates."
- Opinion Text: Kent v. City of Columbia Falls

Job Announcement
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:31:38 CDT
A job announcement for six Assistant Attorney General positions with the North Dakota Office of Attorney General in Grand Forks, Fargo and Bismarck has been posted.

June Term of Court - Updated
Wed, 20 May 2015 16:11:17 CDT
Four additional cases have been added to the June term of court. They are the 2:45 cases on June 15, 22, 23, and 29.

U.S.: Faced with legal puzzles, judges often turn to fellow jurists
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:39:29 CDT
New York Times: "Federal district judges are often described as the quintessential deciders, whether from the bench or in written opinions. But what happens when a difficult question arises, the parties are in sharp disagreement, and the answer is not obvious? Turns out they often rely on a rarely discussed resource: the jurist-to-jurist lifeline."


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Minnesota, North Dakota in court fight over Red River diversion
Minnesota Lawyer
The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority is appealing a judge's order to stop construction on a levee south of Fargo until an environmental review is completed. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim of Minnesota issued the order last week after opponents of a ...
Ring levee project manager says delay ordered by judge may cost taxpayers ...Daily Journal
Corps says it can't justify expensive protection measures for cemeteries in ...The Republic

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Oil & Gas 360

Utah Joins Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota in Lawsuit Against Federal ...
Oil & Gas 360
Utah's Governor Gary Herbert announced that his state will be joining North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming in their lawsuit against new federal rules regarding new hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal lands. OAG360® spoke with both Gov. Herbert ...


The Bakken magazine

Utah to join North Dakota in lawsuit over BLM fracking rule
The Bakken magazine
Last month, a ruling by the Federal District Court of Wyoming allowed North Dakota and Colorado to join Wyoming in challenging the BLM's authority to impose regulations on fracking practices. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the state ...
Utah plans to join North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado in lawsuit over federal ...Daily Journal
Utah joins lawsuit over federal fracking ruleDeseret News
Utah plans to join lawsuit against federal fracking rulesCasper Star-Tribune Online

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Jamestown Sun

Judge Puts Two-State Flood Project on Hold
Courthouse News Service
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (CN) - Work on a flood-diversion levee around three North Dakota communities must stop pending Minnesota's environmental review, a federal judge ruled. Counties, schools and citizens belonging to the Richland/Wilkin Joint Powers ...
Judge halts construction of key part of Red River flood control projectMinneapolis Star Tribune
Work stopped on North Dakota ring dike work citing Minnesota environmental ...Jamestown Sun
Federal judge halts Oxbow, N.D., ring dike work citing Minnesota environmental ...INFORUM
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North Dakota judge grants restraining order to sister who gave brother kidney
Grand Forks Herald
Calling the case "really hard to believe," Traill County District Court Judge Thomas Olson granted the petition filed last week by Lori Thompson for a restraining order against her brother, Keith Flaten. The sister donated a kidney to Flaten in 2011 ...

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EagleFordTexas.com

SEC lawsuit alleges Ponzi scheme over North Dakota 'man camps'
Reuters
The SEC civil lawsuit filed in a North Dakota federal court seeks to recoup ill-gotten gains, impose fines and obtain an injunction against further violations. North Dakota Developments ... A lawyer for Hogan could not immediately be located. The ...
SEC Lawsuit Accuses Company of Fraud in 'Man Camp' ProjectsABC News

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The Republic

Federal judge sentences North Dakota man to maximum 25-year term on child ...
The Tribune
BISMARCK, North Dakota — A North Dakota man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on a child pornography charge. A jury last year found 39-year-old Garron Gonzalez, of Bismarck, guilty of attempted sexual exploitation of minors. Authorities say ...
Bismarck Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Attempted Exploitation of a MinorWDAZ
State inmate sentenced to 25 years in prisonBismarck Tribune

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FuelFix (blog)

North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules
FuelFix (blog)
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 ...
ND allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rulesHouston Chronicle

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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 ...


North Dakota Supreme Court suspends Williston attorney and disbars Fargo ...
The Tribune
The court has suspended the law license of Williston attorney Nicole Foster and disbarred Fargo attorney Terri Fahrenholtz. The court says its disciplinary board has received eight informal complaints about Foster's work since February. Officials say ...

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