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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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10:00 am Minority Justice Implementation Committee - Bismarck
New Opinion: Aug. 18
The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Aug. 18.
September Term of Court
The September Term of Court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
William E. Kretschmar 1933-2017
William E. Kretschmar Attorney and longtime state legislator William E. Kretschmar, 83, died Aug. 17. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley.
  • William E. Kretschmar Attorney Record
  • Funeral Home
  • Drug court conference set for Oct. 11-13
    The Upper Midwest Drug Court Professionals Conference will be held Oct. 11-13 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The conference provides an opportunity for drug court professionals to gather together for networking, training, and team building.
  • Conference Brochure
  • Uniform Law Commission elects officers
    Anita Ramasastry of the University of Washington School of Law has been elected to serve a two-year term as President of the Uniform Law Commission. North Dakota Commissioner Judge Gail Hagerty was appointed to the executive committee, and Commissioner Candace Zierdt was appointed to act as a division chair.
    Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan "A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee."
  • Opinion Text: Center for Biologicla Diversity v. Mattis
  • New Jersey is front line in a national battle over bail
    New York Times: "Less than a year after New Jersey established a sweeping new law that all but eliminated cash bail, the state has found itself facing a challenge familiar to others that have overhauled their bail systems: an energetic legal attack from the bail industry."

    North Dakota
    Meet the Northeast judge applicants
    NEJD Applicants Four lawyers have applied to fill the Northeast Judicial District judge vacancy created by the retirement of Judge M. Richard Geiger. Here is some information on their backgrounds, education, and legal careers.
    Minority Justice Implementation Committee Aug. 24 agenda
    The agenda for the Aug. 24 meeting of the Minority Justice Implementation Committee and the committee's Feb. 2 minutes have been posted.
    Judge Clark investiture set for Sept. 15
    Judge Cherie Clark A formal investiture ceremony for new Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark will be held at the Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown on Sept. 15 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Judge Clark Biography
  • Jamestown Sun: New judge
  • Hager named presiding judge of NECJD
    Judge Donald Hager Judge Donald Hager has been elected presiding judge of the Northeast Central Judicial District. He replaces Justice Jon Jensen, who is now serving on the Supreme Court.
  • Judge Hager Biography
  • SCJD to present 'Law School for Caring Professionals'
    The judges and judicial referees of the South Central Judicial District will present a Law School for Caring Professionals in September. Judges and referees will coordinate the sessions and other attorneys and professionals will assist in presenting information. Sessions will take place Sept. 12 and 26. Registration is required.
    Court seeks comment on judicial vacancy in NECJD
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Consultation seeking comment regarding the vacancy in Judgeship No. 3 in the Northeast Central Judicial District, with chambers in Grand Forks. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Court seeks comment on proposed judicial redistricting
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment regarding judicial redistricting and is seeking comment regarding a proposal to move Walsh County to the Northeast Central Judicial District. Comments are due Sept. 11.
    Joint Procedure Committee seeks comment on domestic violence advocate rule
    At its Sept. 28-29 meeting, the Joint Procedure Committee will consider proposed amendments to N.D. Sup. Ct. Admin. R. 34, the rule on domestic violence advocates. CAWS North Dakota has proposed allowing advocates to assist with sexual assault restraining order cases. Comments are due Sept. 27.
    Court seeks comment on proposed rule amendments
    The Supreme Court has issued a Notice of Comment seeking feedback on the Joint Procedure Committee's proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Appellate Procedure, Juvenile Procedure and Court. Comments are due Sept. 15.
  • Synopsis of Proposed Amendments

  • Federal
    U.S.: Court says wrongfully imprisoned Wisconsin man can sue
    U.S. News/AP: "A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence."
  • Opinion Text: Stinson v. Gauger
  • Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty
    Billings Gazette/AP: "American Indian tribes for decades have been able to tell federal prosecutors if they want a death sentence considered for certain crimes on their land. Nearly all have rejected that option."


    South Dakota
    S.D.: Supreme Court upholds road closings in two townships, wants third reheard
    South Dakota Great Seal Watertown Public Opinion: "In a case about public roads that three township boards of supervisors closed in Day County during 2014, state government's Supreme Court stopped zigzagging."
  • Opinion Text: S.D. Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks v. Troy Township

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