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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
New Order July 25
The Supreme Court posted a new order on July 25.
Retirement reception for Justice Kapsner to be held July 27
Justice Kapsner A retirement reception for the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, will be held Thursday, July 27, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the State Capitol in Bismarck.
July bar examination begins
Seventy-two applicants began sitting for the North Dakota bar exam on Tuesday, July 25. Of those testing, 74 percent are graduates of the University of North Dakota School of Law. The exam concludes on Wednesday, July 26.
U.S. Chief Justice Roberts: Technology poses challenge for court
Chief Justice John Roberts ABC News/AP: " U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday he thinks rapidly advancing technology poses one of the biggest challenges for the high court."
U.S.: Appeals court blocks strict DC concealed carry permit law
Associated Press: "A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits by requiring them to show that they have a good reason to carry a weapon."
  • Opinion Text: Wrenn v. District of Columbia

  • North Dakota
    Judgeship retained at Grafton
    The Supreme Court ordered that the judgeship vacancy created by the announced retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger be filled at Grafton.
    Court Services Administration Committee July 28 agenda
    The agenda for the July 28 meeting of the Court Services Administration Committee and the committee's May 12 minutes have been posted.
    N.D. commissioners attend uniform law meeting
    Uniform Law Commissioners North Dakota Uniform Law Commissioners partipated in the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission in San Diego in July. North Dakota commissioners participating included Owen L. Anderson, Jay Buringrud, Jennifer Clark, Parrell Grossman, Judge Gail Hagerty, Sen. David Hogue, Rep. Lawrence Klemin, Bradley Myers, former Sen. Dave Nething, Jake Rodenbiker, Justice Jerod E. Tufte and Candace Zierdt.
    Retirement reception to be held for Judge John Greenwood
    Judge John Greenwood A retirement reception for Southeast Judicial District Judge John Greenwood will be held Wednesday, July 26, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the 1882 Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown.
    Joint Procedure Committee April minutes
    The minutes of the April 27 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee have been posted.
    New report shows major crimes are down in North Dakota
    WDAY News: "Major crimes, like murder and aggravated assault, are down in North Dakota. Drug arrests and crimes involving damage to property are on the way up. The Attorney General's office is showing a major decrease in some of the most dangerous crimes statewide, including rape and aggravated assault."
  • Attorney General News Release
  • As Jon Jensen heads to Supreme Court, a judgeship to be filled in Grand Forks
    G.F. Herald: "As presiding Northeast Central District Judge Jon Jensen prepares to leave for the Supreme Court, Grand Forks is waiting on the high court to make a determination on whether he will be replaced."

    U.S.: Five 99Rise protesters get jail time for disrupting Supreme Court
    United States Supreme Court building Washington Times: "Five activists decided the best way to protest a major First Amendment Supreme Court case was with more First Amendment activity, so they disrupted the justices' oral arguments two years ago."
    U.S. District Court seeking comment on proposed rule changes
    U.S. District Court The District of North Dakota has proposed revisions to two of the Court's Local Rules, General Rule 1.10 and Criminal Rule 32.1. Comments are due July 28.
    U.S.: Appeals court backs wildlife activist in free speech case
    Associated Press: "A federal appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of a wildlife activist who said his free speech rights were violated when a sheriff's deputy barred him from watching livestock agents herd wild bison into Yellowstone National Park."
  • Opinion Text: Reed v. Leiurance
  • FBI issues cyber alert on possible Iran hacking
    FBI Seal The FBI has posted an alert about actions by malicious parties - possibly located in Iran - who have been using Virtual Private Server infrastructure hosted in the United States to compromise worldwide computer networks.


    South Dakota
    S.D.: Trump names Sioux Falls lawyer to top legal post
    Ron Parsons Sioux Falls Argus Leader: "A Sioux Falls lawyer who is regarded as one of the state's finest legal scholars has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the U.S. attorney for South Dakota."

    Even head judge of Georgia's highest court gets called for jury duty
    Atlanta Journal Constitution: "It appears not even the biggest of cheeses, the highest of head honchos in Georgia's judiciary system is immune from that letter in the mailbox."

    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Cass County in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Assistant State's Attorney for Ward County in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge in Fargo has been posted.

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