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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Today at the Court
9:30am Weigel v. Weigel
1:30pm State v. Chase
2:45pm City of Jamestown v. Hanson
Waived State v. Korynta
New Opinions: Aug. 31
The Supreme Court posted two new opinions on Aug. 31.
Notice of Judicial Vacancy
The Judicial Nominating Committee has received a letter from Governor Jack Dalrymple convening the committee to screen applicants and submit a list of nominees to fill the judicial position open as a result of the retirement of Judge Michael Sturdevant. This vacancy is in the Northeast Judicial District with chambers in Bottineau. Applications are due Sept. 15.
Mont.: 'Big Mountain Jesus' gets OK from 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Helena Independent Record: "'Big Mountain Jesus' is staying put.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a 12-foot statue of Jesus at Whitefish Mountain Resort 'did not sprout from the minds of (government) officials and was not funded from (the government's) coffers.'"
  • Opinion Text: Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Weber
  • Minn.: Former Stewartville teacher loses appeal on child sex abuse
    Minnesota Great Seal KIMT News: "A former elementary school teacher convicted of child sex abuse has lost his appeal. In June of 2014, 69-year-old Francis Allen Skinness of Austin was found guilty in Olmsted County District Court of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct."

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    Appellate practice tip of the week
    The Clerk of the Supreme Court and the Chief Deputy Clerk are lawyers specializing in appealability and Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • Other appellate practice tips
  • New judges at work across state
    New ND Judges Five new district judges have been appointed in North Dakota since the beginning of July and four of them are now at work on the bench. Judge John Grinsteiner, Judge Daniel El-Dweek, Judge Kirsten Sjue and Judge John Thelen have started work and Rhonda Ehlis plans to begin work on Sept. 1.
    Trial court tip
    To avoid e-filing errors due to your payment account, make sure to update your credit card information (expiration date, address, etc.) under payment accounts located within the Firm Admin or My Account section of File & Serve.
    Court Technology Committee Sept. 11 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 11 meeting of the Court Technology Committee and the committee's June 19 minutes have been posted.
    Judicial Conference Executive Committee Sept. 2 agenda
    The agenda for the Sept. 2 meeting of the Executive Committee of the North Dakota Judicial Conference and the executive committee's May 19 minutes have been posted.
    Revised Child Support Guidelines
    Child support guidelines logo Revised Child Support Guidelines are effective Sept. 1. Here are the revised guidelines as adopted, and the revised guidelines in "legislative format" showing additions and deletions:
  • Revised Child Support Guidelines as adopted
  • Revised Child Support Guidelines in legislative format
  • Child Support website
  • Upper Midwest Drug Court Professionals Conference set for Sept. 30-Oct. 2
    The Upper Midwest Drug Court Conference will be held September 30 - October 2 at the Cambria Conference Center in West Fargo. The conference provides an opportunity for drug court professionals to gather together for networking, training, and team building.
  • Conference Brochure
  • Ehlis, first female Southwest District judge talks life, experience before taking gavel
    Rhonda Ehlis Dickinson Press: "On the eve of ending her nine-year run as Stark County's assistant state's attorney, Rhonda Ehlis said she wanted to make sure she was leaving the office 'on a good note.' 'The people I've worked with have been some of the best people I've worked with in my entire career,' she said."
    For student journalists in North Dakota, free press is getting a bit more free
    Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Journalism students returning to North Dakota public schools this fall will be able to do their jobs at high school and college newspapers with stronger free-speech protections thanks to a new state law that observers are hoping will also spur changes nationwide."
    Grand Forks County Courthouse sees $175,000 makeover
    Grand Forks County Courthouse G.F. Herald: "The Grand Forks County Courthouse recently underwent a $175,000 makeover with funds mostly coming from state coffers. The courthouse replaced aging work stations with new furniture from Norby's Work Perks and installed new carpeting and counters in the Clerk of Courts offices on the courthouse's first floor in June and July."

    Federal
    U.S. Supreme Court's 'long conference': Where appeals 'go to die'
    United States Supreme Court building New York Times: "Four weeks from now, on Sept. 28, the Supreme Court justices will gather in private for an annual ritual called the 'long conference.' They will consider the roughly 2,000 petitions to hear appeals that have piled up over the summer. And they will reject almost every one."
    US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indian tribes over rising crime rates
    Fox News/AP: "U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities."

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