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Saturday, January 19, 2019
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New Opinions: Jan. 15
The Supreme Court posted 27 new opinions on Jan. 15.
Joint Procedure Committee Jan. 24 agenda
The agenda for the Jan. 24 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committe's Sept. 28, 2018 minutes have been posted.
Former State's Attorney Peter Welte nominated to be federal judge
Peter Welte 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
    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."
    Nation: New guidelines highlight alternatives to juvenile lock-up
    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?
    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
    Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady Des Moines Register: "Iowans would be able to resolve more legal disputes online under a new proposal from Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Temporary Paralegal with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Barnes County in Valley City has been posted.

    North Dakota
    Thomas Disselhorst 1947-2018
    Longtime Bismarck attorney Thomas Disselhorst died Dec. 30. A law graduate of the University of California Berkeley, he was admitted to the N.D. bar in 1976. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.
  • Thomas Disselhorst Attorney Record
  • Funeral Home
  • Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee Jan. 25 agenda
    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.
    Court adopts amendments to procedural rules
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Evidence, Court, and the Administrative Rules. The amendments take effect March 1, 2019.
    Court adopts additional amendment to N.D.R.App.P. 25
    The Supreme Court has adopted an additional amendment to N.D.R.App.P. 25 on filing and service, which it amended previously as part of its annual procedural rule amendments. The amendments take effect March 1, 2019.

    Federal
    U.S.: Supreme Court bolsters law aimed at enhancing sentences for repeat offenders of serious crimes
    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
    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."

    Minnesota
    Minn. woman argues her Fourth Amendment rights were violated: State Court of Appeals rules in case
    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
  • Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuits over surgical warming blanket
    Minnesota Great Seal 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

  • South Dakota
    S.D.: Prosecutor says mental health court could help county
    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."

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    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court with the District Court in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Temporary Dual Status Youth Initiative Coordinator with the Office of the State Court Administrator in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney II for Burleigh County in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Deputy Clerk of District Court with the District Court in Williston has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney II (Public Defender) with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney II with Burleigh County Social Services in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Ward County in Minot has been posted.

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