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Monday, January 26, 2015
Today at the Court
4:15pm Judicial Conference Legislative Committee - Bismarck
The Third Branch: This Week on the Hill
North Dakota Capitol For Jan. 26-30, the weekly listing of legislative committee hearings which may be of interest to judges and lawyers has been posted.
  • 64th Legislative Assembly
  • New Opinion: Jan. 22
    The Supreme Court posted a new opinion on Jan. 22.
    Joint Procedure Committee Jan. 29-30 agenda
    The agenda for the Jan. 29-30 meeting of the Joint Procedure Committee and the committee's Sept. 25-26, 2014, minutes have been posted.
    Jahnke is third Grand Forks judge to retire robe in recent years
    Judge Lawrence Jahnke G.F. Herald: "Grand Forks District Judge Lawrence Jahnke is retiring, making him the third Grand Forks district judge to retire his robe in the past 18 months. Jahnke announced Thursday he will step down March 15, according to the North Dakota Supreme Court."
    U.S.: Supreme Court gives a whistle-blower some help
    United States Supreme Court building Bloomberg News: "The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for whistle-blowers [Jan. 21] -- but it had to resort to extreme formalism to do it. By a 7-2 vote, the court reinstated a disgruntled Transportation Security Administration employee who was fired for telling MSNBC about plans to get air marshals off overnight flights from Las Vegas."
    U.S.: Supreme Court may not slash federal housing protection
    USA Today: "A 47-year-old federal civil rights law that protects minorities against exclusionary housing practices appeared destined Wednesday to rise or fall on the vote of a potential unlikely ally: Justice Antonin Scalia. Three times the high court has tried to review whether the 1968 Fair Housing Act should ban policies based on their impact, rather than discriminatory intent. Two previous cases were withdrawn or settled."
    Minn.: Lawyers group aims to educate Somali community about criminal justice system
    MinnPost: "On a recent cold winter night, Maya Sheikh-Salah, assistant Hennepin County attorney, stood tall before nearly 100 Somali-Americans at Safari Restaurant and Event Center in Minneapolis, passionately addressing the community about a little known topic: The U.S. criminal justice system."
    Minn.: Changes to civil forfeiture program means less funding for local police departments
    KSTP News: "Hennepin County brought in more $600,000 in extra revenue in 2012-2013 thanks to a federal program that allowed the sheriff's office, county attorney and two task forces to cash-in seized property. That bonus funding stream is about to run dry. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced changes to the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program."
    Special sitting brings Montanan 9th Circuit judge home to Billings
    Judge Sidney Thomas KTVQ News: "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is based in California but newly-appointed Chief Judge Sidney Thomas is a Montanan. Thomas received the high honor this past December at a ceremony in San Francisco. Thursday marked his first special sitting appeals hearing and it happened back in his home town of Billings."
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Law Clerk with the Federal Court in Fargo has been posted.

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    Judge Jahnke to retire March 15
    Judge Lawrence Jahnke Judge Lawrence Jahnke of the Northeast Central Judicial District has announced that he will retire March 15. He was appointed a district judge in May 1989 and won election in 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. Jahnke served 20 years as a judge advocate in the United States Air Force before entering private legal practice in Grand Forks in 1986.
  • Judge Jahnke's Retirement Letter
  • Judge Jahnke Biography
  • Look back: Twenty Years Later, Judge Jahnke Still Feels Shooting in Grand Forks Courtroom
  • Donald Clark 1939-2015
    Donald Clark Former State Representative Donald Clark, 75, Fargo, died Jan. 21. He served in the legislature from 2004-2012.
  • Fargo Forum: Former Fargo state legislator Donald Clark dies at age 75
  • Not Licensed to Practice Law
    The State Board of Law Examiners reports that a license to practice law for calendar year 2015 has not been issued to a number of attorneys who were licensed for calendar year 2014. The online list is being updated hourly.
    February Term of Court
    North Dakota Supreme Court
    The February term of court has been posted, including issues and briefs.
    Court adopts amendments to procedural rules
    The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the North Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Court, and the Supreme Court Administrative Rules. The amendments take effect March 1, 2015.
    Judge Bailey investiture set for Jan. 30
    Judge Susan Bailey The formal investiture of new East Central Judicial District Judge Susan Bailey will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Courtroom 301 of the Cass County Courthouse in Fargo.
  • Judge Susan Bailey Biography

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    Job Announcements
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Court Reporter for the District Court in Bismarck has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for Head of Faculty Services at the UND Thormodsgard Law Library in Grand Forks has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Contract Attorney with the Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents in Minot has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator with the Juvenile Court in Fargo has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for an Attorney II with Burleigh County Social Services has been posted.
    Job Announcement
    A job announcement for a Court Reporter for the District Court in Fargo has been posted.

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